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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889


By Elizabeth Clementine Kinney (1810–1889)

[From Poems. 1867.]

MORE faith, dear Lord, more faith!

Take all these doubts away;

Oh! let the simple words “He saith”

Confirm my faith each day.

More hope, dear Lord, more hope!

To conquer timid fear—

To cheer life’s path, as on I grope,

Till Heaven’s own light appear.

More love, dear Lord, more love!

Such as on earth was Thine—

All graces and all gifts above,

Unselfish love be mine.