Richard Doddridge Blackmore

(1825-1900 / England)

Richard Doddridge Blackmore Poems

1. Buscombe; Or, A Michaelmas Goose 10/11/2010
2. Dominus Illuminatio Mea [the Lord Is My Light] 10/11/2010
3. Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy 10/11/2010
4. Lita Of The Nile 10/11/2010
5. Mount Arafa 10/11/2010
6. The Well Of Saint John 10/11/2010
7. To Fame 10/11/2010
8. To My Pen 10/11/2010

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Dominus Illuminatio Mea [the Lord Is My Light]

In the hour of death, after this life’s whim,
When the heart beats low, and the eyes grow dim,
And pain has exhausted every limb—
The lover of the Lord shall trust in Him.

When the will has forgotten the lifelong aim,
And the mind can only disgrace its fame,
And a man is uncertain of his own name—
The power of the Lord shall fill this frame.

When the last sigh is heaved, and the last tear shed,
And the coffin is waiting beside the bed,
And the widow and child forsake the dead—
The angel of the Lord shall lift this head.

For even the purest ...

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