Prayer (Tennyson)

More things are wrought by prayer

Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice

Rise like a fountain for me night and day.

For what are men better than sheep or goats

That nourish a blind life within the brain,

If knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer

Both for themselves and those who call them friend?

[Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King, The Passing of Arthur, lines 413­21]


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