The Russian Review/Volume 1/April 1916/The Prayer

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The Prayer  (1839) 
by Mikhail Lermontov, translated by Lindsay S. Perkins

The Prayer.

By M. J. Lermontov.

Translated by Lindsay S. Perkins.

In life's dark moments when with care
And grief my heart is sore,
The accents of a wondrous prayer
I whisper o'er and o'er.

They bring a blessing with each tone,
Those living words of light,
And breathe a charm before unknown,
A holy, calm delight.

The burdens of my doubts and fears
Far from my spirit go;
My faith, my penitential tears,
How easy, easy flow!

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