Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
LORD, hear my prayer!
Turn not thine ear from my distress,
But with thy loving mercy bless,
Lest I despair.
Be gracious, Lord!
My soul is oft opprest and weak;
Oh! aid me when I comfort seek
In thy blest word.
My footsteps stray;
I wander often from the road
That leads to peace and thee my God;
Teach thou the way.
Oh! make me pure,
Clothe thou my soul in spotless white,
That my acceptance in thy sight
Be always sure.
Let me be one
Of all the sinless company
That round thy throne hosannahs sing,
Through Christ thy Son.
Thy will be done
On earth, as by each holy one,
Thy own redeemed, who near thy throne
Bow down the knee!
(From, "The Changed Cross" by Henry Altemus, c. 1897)
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