I’d like to thank Dan Guenzel, a long-time friend of Saint Benedict Center, for sending this poem for us today.
"[Hymn]" in Poe's tale "Morella", manuscript, 1833 [Hymn] by Edgar Allan Poe Sancta Maria! turn thine eyes Upon the sinner's sacrifice Of fervent prayer and humble love, From thy holy throne above. At morn, at noon, at twilight dim Maria! thou hast heard my hymn. In joy and wo, in good and ill Mother of God! be with us still. When my hours flew gently by, And no storms were in the sky, My soul, lest it should truant be — Thy love did guide to thine and thee. Now, when clouds of Fate o'ercast All my Present, and my Past, Let my Future radiant shine With sweet hopes of thee and thine.