Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HABAKKUK'S PRAYER, by WILLIAM BROOME

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HABAKKUK'S PRAYER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet though the fig-tree should no burden bear
Last Line: The everlasting god, the mighty king of kings.
Subject(s): Jews; Prayer; Judaism

YET though the fig-tree should no burden bear,
Though vines delude the promise of the year;
Yet though the olive should not yield her oil,
Nor the parch'd glebe reward the peasant's toil;
Though the tired ox beneath his labors fall,
And herds in millions perish from the stall;
Yet shall my grateful strings
Forever praise Thy name;
Forever Thee proclaim
The everlasting God, the mighty King of kings.

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