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POEMS OF EMILY BRONTË

And I have felt so full of love,
So strong in spirit then,
As if my heart would never cool,
Or wander back again.


And yet, alas! how many times
My feet have gone astray;
How oft have I forgot my God,
How greatly fallen away!


My sins increase, my love grows cold,
And Hope within me dies,
And Faith itself is wavering now;
O how shall I arise!


I cannot weep, but I can pray,
Then let me not despair;
Lord Jesus, save me lest I die,
And hear a wretch's prayer.

December 20, 1841.