Analysis of Blessed Be Thy Name Forever
James Hogg 1770 (Ettrick, Scotland) – 1835 (Ettrick, Scotland)
Blessed be thy name for ever,
Thou of life the guard and giver!
Thou canst guard thy creatures sleeping,
Heal the heart long broke with weeping.
Thou who slumbered not, nor sleepest!
Blest are they Thou kindly keepest:
Thine the flaming sphere of light!
Thine the darkness of the night!
Thine the morning and the even,
God of angels, God of heaven!
God of life that fadeth never!
Glory to thy name for ever!
|Scheme||AABB CCCC XXAA|
|Poetic Form||Quatrain (67%)|
|Metre||1111110 11101010 11111010 10111110 111111 1111101 1010111 1010101 10100010 11101110 1111110 10111110|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||27|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||107|
|Words per stanza (avg)||25|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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