Lyrics of Lowly Life
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
- Word Count: 93
- Genre: Poetry
- ✎ Cite This
Dunbar, P. (1913). "Hymn". Lyrics of Lowly Life (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 07, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3795/hymn/
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. ""Hymn"." Lyrics of Lowly Life. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3795/hymn/>. June 07, 2023.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, ""Hymn"," Lyrics of Lowly Life, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed June 07, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3795/hymn/.
When storms arise
And dark’ning skies
About me threat’ning lower,
To thee, O Lord, I raise mine eyes,
To thee my tortured spirit flies
For solace in that hour.
The mighty arm
Will let no harm
Come near me nor befall me;
Thy voice shall quiet my alarm,
When life’s great battle waxeth warm—
No foeman shall appall me.
Upon thy breast
Secure I rest,
From sorrow and vexation;
No more by sinful cares oppressed,
But in thy presence ever blest,
O God of my salvation.