May Nothing Evil Cross This Door

May nothing evil cross this door

Author: Louis Untermeyer
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 May nothing evil cross this door,
and may ill fortune never pry
about these windows; may the roar
and rain go by.

2 By faith made strong, the rafters will
withstand the battering of the storm.
This hearth, though all the world grow chill,
will keep you warm.

3 Peace shall walk softly through these rooms,
touching our lips with holy wine,
till ev'ry casual corner blooms
into a shrine.

4 With laughter drown the raucous shout,
and, though these sheltering walls are thin,
may they be strong to keep hate out
and hold love in.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #1

Author: Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer; b. Oct. 1, 1885, New York, NY, d. Dec. 18, 1977, Newtown, CT. Husband of Jean Starr Untermeyer. American writer, poet, literary critic, and editor. Go to person page >

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First Line: May nothing evil cross this door
Title: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door
Author: Louis Untermeyer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Singing the Living Tradition #1

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