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THE AGNOSTIC'S PRAYER, by            
First Line: Awed by thy firmament above / confused by
Last Line: Wondering, trusting, unafraid.
Subject(s): Agnosticism; Religion; Worship; Theology

Awed by Thy firmament above;
Confused by mysteries here below;
I can but trust my Father's love,
My humble creed: "I do not know."

The preacher unto Thee ascribes
But attributes of superman.
Interpreters to Earthly tribes,
Should not presume our God to scan!

If Christ be God, as myriads claim;
Unproven though it seem to me;
I still do rev'rence to His Name,
I worship Him in praising Thee.

The Power that placed the mighty suns,
Created Earth of land and sea,
Hath marked the path where my life runs,
And at its end will care for me.

Then, when Thy summons comes for me,
And o'er me creeps Death's chilling shade,
Oh! Let me go full willingly;
Wondering, trusting, unafraid.

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