Publication information

Daily True American
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Our Nation’s Prayer”
Author(s): M., Mrs. S. W.
City of publication: Trenton, New Jersey
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 66
Issue number: 215
Pagination: 2

M., Mrs. S. W. “Our Nation’s Prayer.” Daily True American 11 Sept. 1901 v66n215: p. 2.
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William McKinley (recovery: poetry); anarchism (poetry).
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“Written for the True American by Mrs. S. W. M.” (p. 2).

Our Nation’s Prayer

Father, we ask in prayer
Wilt thou our ruler spare?
     We bow in grief.
Lift from our land this stain,
Lift from a bed of pain,
Give us in strength again
     Our nation’s Chief.

Not for the warriors [sic] fall,
Not for death’s timely call
     Thy people mourn.
Felled by the hand he’d take,
Felled throuh [sic] an anarch’s hate,
God of our chieftain’s fate
     Temper our scorn.

Hear our united prayer,
Grant us our chief to spare,
     Thy love to know.
Under our flag above
May we most loyal prove
In one united move
     Against the foe.

By thine Almighty power
Send from our peaceful shore
     All such as hate
Thee, and Thy laws to obey:
Far from our land to stay;
     God bless America,
     Thy people wait.