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Gods

1
THOUGHT of the Infinite-the All!
Be thou my God.

2
Lover Divine, and Perfect Comrade!
Waiting, content, invisible yet, but certain,
Be thou my God.

3
Thou-thou, the Ideal Man!
Fair, able, beautiful, content, and loving,
Complete in Body, and dilate in Spirit,
Be thou my God.

4
O Death-(for Life has served its turn;)
Opener and usher to the heavenly mansion!
Be thou my God.

5
Aught, aught, of mightiest, best, I see, conceive, or know,
(To break the stagnant tie-thee, thee to free, O Soul,)
Be thou my God.

6
Or thee, Old Cause, when’er advancing;
All great Ideas, the races’ aspirations,
All that exalts, releases thee, my Soul!
All heroisms, deeds of rapt enthusiasts,
Be ye my Gods!

7
Or Time and Space!
Or shape of Earth, divine and wondrous!
Or shape in I myself-or some fair shape, I, viewing, worship,
Or lustrous orb of Sun, or star by night:
Be ye my Gods.


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Poem Gods - Walt Whitman