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Hymn by Edgar Allan Poe


"Hymn" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. It was sung by the title character in Morella, a short story by Poe. It was first published in Southern Literary Messenger in April 1835. The Poem was published first as "A Catholic Hymn" in the August 16, 1845 issue of Broadway Journal. It is about thanking Mary, mother of Jesus, and hoping for a bright future.

This one stanza poem is made up of twelve lines. It is rhymed in couplets.



At morn- at noon- at twilight dim-
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe- in good and ill-
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;
Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine.

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Literary Movement
Romanticism, 19th Century

Religion, Christian