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Poems by Christina G. Rossetti

«·LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS. · UNTIL THE DAY BREAK.·»

“FOR THINE OWN SAKE, O MY GOD.”

Wearied of sinning, wearied of repentance,
  Wearied of self, I turn, my God, to Thee;
To Thee, my Judge, on Whose all-righteous sentence
    Hangs mine eternity:
I turn to Thee, I plead Thyself with Thee,—
    Be pitiful to me.

Wearied I loathe myself, I loathe my sinning,
  My stains, my festering sores, my misery:
Thou the Beginning, Thou ere my beginning
    Didst see and didst foresee
Me miserable, me sinful, ruined me,—
    I plead Thyself with Thee.

I plead Thyself with Thee Who art my Maker,
  Regard Thy handiwork that cries to Thee;
I plead Thyself with Thee Who wast partaker
    Of mine infirmity,
Love made Thee what Thou art, the love of me,—
    I plead Thyself with Thee.


«·LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS. · UNTIL THE DAY BREAK.·»