Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919). Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse. 1903.

By Digby Mackworth-Dolben (1848–1867)


I ASKED for Peace,—
My sins arose
And bound me close,
I could not find release.
I asked for Truth,—        5
My doubts came in,
And with their din,
They wearied all my youth.
I asked for Love,—
My lovers failed,        10
And griefs assailed
Around, beneath, above.
I asked for Thee,—
And Thou didst come
To take me home,        15
Within Thy heart to be.