Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MY PRAYER, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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First Line: Great god, I ask thee for no meaner pelf
Last Line: Or overrated thy designs.
Subject(s): Prayer

Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf
Than that I may not disappoint myself,
That in my action I may soar as high,
As I can now discern with this clear eye.
And next in value, which thy kindness lends,
That I may greatly disappoint my friends,
Howe'er they think or hope that it may be,
They may not dream how thou'st distinguished me.
That my weak hand may equal my firm faith,
And my life practice more than my tongue saith;
That my low conduct may not show,
Nor my relenting lines,
That I thy purpose did not know,
Or overrated thy designs.

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