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THE CAPTAIN; AFTER READING HENLEY'S INVICTUS, by            
First Line: Out of the light that dazzles me
Last Line: Christ is the captain of my soul.
Variant Title(s): My Captain
Subject(s): Henley, William Ernest (1849-1903); Jesus Christ


Out of the light that dazzles me,
Bright as the sun from pole to pole,
I thank the God I know to be
For Christ, the conqueror of my soul.

Since His the sway of circumstance
I would not wince nor cry aloud.
Under the rule which men call chance
My head with joy is humbly bowed.

Beyond this place of sin and tears--
That life with Him! and His the aid,
That spite the menace of the years,
Keeps, and shall keep, me unafraid.

I have no fear though strait the gate;
He cleared from punishment the scroll.
Christ is the Master of my fate;
Christ is the Captain of my soul.





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