He Prayeth Best.

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

(an excerpt from ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’)

Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
    To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well who loveth well
    Both man and bird and beast.

He prayeth best who loveth best
    All things, both great and small:
For the dear God who loveth us,
    He made and loveth all.


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