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‘O believe that God gives you . . .’

O believe that God gives you All that he promises, A Saviour who forgives you, A perfect Saviour, A Saviour full of power On the earth and in the heavens, A Saviour whose presence Alone makes happy. This Saviour will make you live As he has lived, You will be able to follow him everywhere Without being conquered. Right to the end, in the conflict, His arm will protect you And in the dark valley He will lead you.


“‘O believe that God gives you . . .’,” by Owen, Wilfred (1893-1918). The Estate of Wilfred Owen. The Complete Poems and Fragments of Wilfred Owen edited by Jon Stallworthy first published by Chatto & Windus, 1983. Preliminaries, introductory, editorial matter, manuscripts and fragments omitted. via First World War Poetry Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2024,

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