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(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

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Face To Face

Day after day, O lord of my life,
shall I stand before thee face to face.
With folded hands, O lord of all worlds,
shall I stand before thee face to face.

Under thy great sky in solitude and silence,
with humble heart shall I stand before thee face to face.

In this laborious world of thine, tumultuous with toil
and with struggle, among hurrying crowds
shall I stand before thee face to face.

And when my work shall be done in this world,
O King of kings, alone and speechless
shall I stand before thee face to face.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004


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  • Ramesh Rai (2/14/2014 1:02:00 PM)

    I too will stand before thee face to face.

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  • Ula Step (11/30/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    wonderful poem, awarness that the moment will come I will stand face to God and show what I did, what was my life, what a man i wa; wonderful

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