by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906)

O Lord, the hard‑won miles
Language: English 
O Lord, the hard-won miles
  Have worn my stumbling feet:
Oh, soothe me with thy smiles,
  And make my life complete.

The thorns were thick and keen
  Where'er I trembling trod;
The way was long between
  My wounded feet and God.

Where healing waters flow
  Do thou my footsteps lead.
My heart is aching so;
  Thy gracious balm I need.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 60