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trying to find the author of this poem and the exact words for a long time. help?!!
Posted by: cac8810 (70.250.191.---)
Date: October 14, 2008 02:32AM

it goes
if love should deign u worthy
to show up at your door and be your guest
pause! ,ere' u draw the bolt and bid him rest
if in ur old content u should remain............

thats how it starts . i read it in a christian literature book in the 10th grade. cant seem to find it since. any ideas on the author or name of the poem?


Re: trying to find the author of this poem and the exact words for a long time. help?!!
Posted by: KD61 (64.136.173.---)
Date: October 14, 2008 10:16AM

Check out www.andrews.edu/~schwabs/loveworthy.html



If love
and
to seek should count you worthy,
should deign one day
your door,
and be your guest,
Pause! ere you draw the bolt and bid him rest,
if in your old content you would remain.
For not alone he enters: in his train
are angels of the mists,
the lonely quest,
dreams of the unfulfilled
and unpossessed,
and sorrow,
and life's immemorial pain.
He wakes desires you never will forget;
He shows you stars you never saw before;
He makes you share with him forevermore
the burden of the world's divine regret.
How wise you were to open not!
and yet, how poor if you should turn him from your door.
If love should count you worthy.


Poem by Sidney Royse Lysaght
Set to music by James Quitman Hulholland


Re: trying to find the author of this poem and the exact words for a long time. help?!!
Posted by: KD61 (64.136.173.---)
Date: October 14, 2008 10:19AM

Whops! I tried to copy and paste, but I see some didn't come out. Please check out the web site.


Re: trying to find the author of this poem and the exact words for a long time. help?!!
Posted by: JohnnyBoy (71.249.169.---)
Date: October 14, 2008 11:46AM

If love should count you worthy, and should deign
One day to seek your door and be your guest,
Pause! ere you draw the bolt and bid him rest,
If in your old content you would remain,
For not alone he enters; in his trainare angels of the mists, the lonely quest
Dreams of the unfulfilled and unpossessed,
And sorrow, and life's immemorial pain..
He wakes desires you never will forget,
He shows you stars you never saw before,
He makes you share with him, for evermore,
The burden of the world's divine regret.
How wise you were to open not! and yet,
How poor if you should turn him from the door!




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