A Poem on Prayer

“The Silent Tower of Bottreaux”

‘Tintagel bells ring o’er the tide,
‘The boy leans on his vessel side;
‘He hears that sound, and dreams of home-
‘Soothe the wild orphan of the foam.
‘ “Come to thy God in time!”
‘Thus saith their pealing chime:
‘Youth, manhood, old age past,
‘ “Come to thy God at last.” ‘

‘But why are Bottreaux’s echoes still?
‘Her tower stands proudly on the hill;
‘Yet the strange chough* that home hath found:
‘The lamb lies sleeping on the ground.
‘ “Come to thy God in time!”
‘Should be her answering chime:
‘ “Come to thy God at last!”
‘Should echo on the blast.’

‘The ship rode down with courses free,
‘The daughter of a distant sea:
‘Her sheet was loose, her anchor stored,
‘The merry Bottreaux bells on board.
‘ “Come to thy God in time!”
‘Rang out the Tintagel chime:
‘Youth, manhood, old age past,
‘ “Come to thy God at last!” ‘

‘The pilot heard his native bells,
‘Hang on the breeze in fitful swells;
‘ “Thank God,” with reverent brow he cried,
‘ “We make the shore with evening’s tide.”
‘ “Come to thy God in time!”
‘It was his marriage chime:
‘Youth, manhood, old age past,
‘His bell must ring at last.’

We will finish the last four verses on Thursday. – Hentycrew

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About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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