Posts Tagged ‘Thanatopsis’

“Thou Whose Unmeasured Temple Stands (stanza 3)

And let the Comforter and Friend,
Thy Holy Spirit, meet,
With those who here in worship bend
Before Thy mercy seat.


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“To a Waterfowl”  (last stanza)

He who, from zone to zone,

Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight,

In the long way that I must tread alone,

Will lead my steps aright.


William Cullen Bryant was born 11/2/1794 in Massachusetts.  He founded the New York Review, edited the New York Evening Post, and found time to write many poems and/or hymns, the most famous being “Thanatopsis,” the major part of which was penned when he was seventeen (17).

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