Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WOUNDED, by PHOEBE CARY

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First Line: O men, with wounded souls
Last Line: At the merciful feet of god!
Subject(s): Martyrs

O MEN, with wounded souls,
O women, with broken hearts,
That have suffered since ever the world was made,
And nobly borne your parts;

Suffered and borne as well
As the martyrs whom we name,
That went rejoicing home, through flood,
Or singing through the flame;

Ye have had of Him reward
For your battles fought and won,
Who giveth his beloved rest
When the day of their work is done.

Ye have changed for perfect peace
The pain of the ways ye trod;
And laid your burdens softly down,
At the merciful feet of God!

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