Rebekah Hyneman

(1816-1875 / USA)

Rebekah Hyneman Poems

1. Kippur 10/19/2010
2. Woman's Rights 8/5/2015

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Kippur

Oh, thou Eternal and Omnipotent!
How shall thy erring children come to Thee.
And ask for peace? Although the head be bent,
Even as a bulrush, ’tis but a mockery
If the dark, sin-struck heart still cling to earth,
Still makes its idol of the world’s frail clay,
And the pure, glorious soul forget its birth,
Before the glittering bubble of a day
Or if a spark of hatred linger still
Against a brother, sinful though he be,
Oh, Thou in Heaven, how shall we come to Thee
Vain are the words that spring with empty sound,
While the insensate heart betrays no ...

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