Thursday, October 13, 2016

What a Prayer!

from "The Wreck of the Deutschland"
by Gerard Manley Hopkins

With an anvil-ding 
And with fire in him forge thy will 
Or rather, rather then, stealing as Spring 
Through him, melt him but master him still: 
Whether at once, as once at a crash Paul, 
Or as Austin, a lingering-out swéet skíll, 
Make mercy in all of us, out of us all 
Mastery, but be adored, but be adored King. 

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