34. Seeking Strength

O God! who knowest how frail we are,
How soon the thought of good departs;
We pray that Thou wouldst feed the fount
Of holy yearning in our hearts.

Let not the choking cares of earth
The precious springs of life o’ergrow;
But, ever guarded by Thy love,
Still purer may their waters flow.

To Thee, with sweeter hope and trust,
Be every day our spirits given;
And may we, while we walk on earth,
Walk more as citizens of heaven.

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First Line: O God! who knowest how frail we are
Title: Seeking Strength
Author: Gaskell
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1866
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