I ASKED

“I asked for Peace—

My sins arose,

And bound me close,

I could not find release.

I asked for Truth –

My doubts came in,

And with their din

They wearied all my youth.

I asked for Love –

My lovers failed,

And griefs assailed

Around, beneath, above.

At last,

I asked for Thee –

And Thou didst come

To take me home

Within Thy heart to be.”

(D. M. Dolben, 1848-1877)

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