by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)

O thou that from thy mansion
Language: English 
O thou that from thy mansion
  Through time and place to roam,
Dost send abroad thy children,
  And then dost call them home,
That men and tribes and nations
  And all thy hand hath made
May shelter them from sunshine
  In thine eternal shade:
We now to peace and darkness
  And earth and thee restore
Thy creature that thou madest
  And wilt cast forth no more.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-12-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 66