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PRAYER OF THE LOST, by            
First Line: Dear god, I am so far away from thee
Last Line: Of clouds that hide from sight the long road back.
Subject(s): Faith; God; Prayer; Belief; Creed


Dear God, I am so far away from Thee;
So far from faith, in lonely fear and cold,
In space illimitable, time grown old,
Despair unending as eternity.
Yet well I know that somewhere waits for me
A father's care, and tenderness untold,
Love I may never claim, will never hold,
Because the Truth my blind eyes could not see.

By my own fault, my own most wilful fault,
I set my feet upon a strange lost path,
That seemed to lead to beauty, but the track
Bent sharply into shadows. One might halt
The swift descent, but not the darkening wrath
Of clouds that hide from sight the long road back.





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