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First Line: Who would be planted chooseth not the soil
Last Line: Thou plantest me, only I would be planted.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Prayer


WHO would be planted chooseth not the soil,
Or here or there,
Or loam or peat,
Wherein he best may grow,
And bring forth guerdon of the planter's toil --
The lily is most fair,
But says not: -- "I will only blow
Upon a southern land"; the cedar makes no coil
What rock shall owe
The springs that wash his feet;
The crocus cannot arbitrate the foil
That for its purple radiance is most meet --
Lord, even so
I ask one prayer,
The which if it be granted,
It skills not where
Thou plantest me, only I would be planted.





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