When thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father.@Matthew 6:6
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John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

William A. Dunkerley, The Vision Splendid 1917. Some hymnals show the author as John Oxenham, of one Dunkerley’s pseudonyms.

St. Agnes John B. Dykes, in Hymnal for Use in the English Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William A. Dunkerley (1852–1941)
© National Portrait Gallery

’Mid all the traffic of the ways,
Turmoils without, within,
Make in my heart a quiet place,
And come and dwell therein.

A little shrine of quietness,
All sacred to Thyself,
Where Thou shalt all my soul possess,
And I may find myself.

A little shelter from life’s stress,
Where I may lay me prone,
And bare my soul in loneliness,
And know as I am known.

A little place of mystic grace,
Of self and sin swept bare,
Where I may look upon Thy face,
And talk with Thee in prayer.