Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LUX IN TENEBRIS, by KATHARINE TYNAN

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First Line: At night what things will stalk abroad
Last Line: Will spread a rainbow wing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Death; Ghosts; Jesus Christ; Prayer; Supernatural; Dead, The

AT night what things will stalk abroad,
What veilèd shapes, and eyes of dread!
With phantoms in a lonely road
And visions of the dead.

The kindly room when day is here,
At night takes ghostly terrors on;
And every shadow hath its fear,
And every wind its moan.

Lord Jesus, Day-Star of the world,
Rise Thou, and bid this dark depart,
And all the east, a rose uncurled,
Grow golden at the heart!

Lord, in the watches of the night,
Keep Thou my soul! a trembling thing
As any moth that in daylight
Will spread a rainbow wing.

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