Selected Poems

by Frederick George Scott


 

THE CHAMBER OF PEACE


 

O God, uplift me from the earth
    And break the chains which bind me fast;
In Thee alone my soul had birth
    And Thou wilt be its home at last.

Withdraw the veil before mine eyes
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    Which screens that spirit-world from view,
And let reflections from the skies
    Shine round me like the morning dew.

Thus in the world, and yet apart,
    Shall I find freedom and release,
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And build within my secret heart
    A little chamber filled with peace. [Page 96]