“The Sinner’s Appeal” by Frances Sargent Osgood
by Ann Neilson
This simple poem comes from The Ladies’ Companion of March, 1840, pg. 242.
The Sinner’s Appeal
Frances Sargent Osgood
THE sinner placed a verdant spray,
Within her dead child’s hand,
And turned, in wordless woe, away—
A lost one—barred and banned !
In that mute act were prayer and vow !
Oh ! be her guilt forgiven !
Her dovelet bears an olive-bough,
To make her peace with Heaven !