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PRAYER FOR MANASSEH

from Go Spell Death Backwards


Turn, e'en on thy deathbed, turn
while roses stud the fields with grieving;
turn, and on thy deathbed learn
the awful hour of the reaving;

turn, and on thy deathbed turn
thine offerings to whom you slay;
turn, e'en on thy deathbed turn
ere horses draw the cart away;

turn, O son of Adam, turn
thine omened headstone to the sky;
turn, thou child of Abram, turn
from Haran; to the desert fly;

turn, thou son of Jacob, turn!
the ladder glances to thy place;
turn, and in thy turning, turn
the adder to the foot of grace;

turn, e'en on thy deathbed, turn
with yearning of his afterglow;
turn! thy soul shall say in turn,
"not to the house of death I go."

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