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First Line: O love! Of all the riches that are mine
Last Line: What gift have I withheld before thy throne?
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Old Age


O LOVE! of all the riches that are mine,
What gift have I withheld before thy shrine?

What tender ecstasy of prayer and praise
Or lyric flower of my impassioned days?

What poignant dream have I denied to thee
Of secret hope, desire and memory;

Or intimate anguish of sad years, long dead,
Old griefs unstaunched, old fears uncomforted?

What radiant prophecies that thrill and throng
The unborn years with swift delight of song?

O Love! of all the treasures that I own,
What gift have I withheld before thy throne?





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