Fatherland

I apologize for the lackadaisical posting of late.  My husband’s mother has recently passed away, and we are much occupied with logistical and familial affairs.  I’ll still be posting here (of course!), but more sporadically than usual, as everything gets sorted.

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Jesus, still lead on
Till our rest be won;
And although the way be cheerless,
We will follow calm and fearless;
Guide us by thy hand
To our fatherland.

If the way be drear,
If the foe be near,
Let not faithless fears overtake us,
Let not faith and hope forsake us;
For through many a foe
To our home we go.

Jesus, still lead on
Till our rest be won;
Heavenly leader, still direct us,
Still support, console, protect us,
Till we safely stand
In our fatherland.

~ Count Nicholaus L. von Zinzendorf (1778)

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About middlingpoet

From the Gawain poet to Rainer Maria Rilke: I love traditional poetry.
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