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Hi guys,

I have written a script and I am having a last minute crisis whether the following line is grammatically correct. The context is a prayer scene, and I am stuck whether it should be 'Thou' or 'Thee'.

This is how I have written it:

May Thou hold my heart in Thy hands

Which I thought was correct. As God, the 'Thou' is the subject doing something to the speaker 'my'.

Can anyone validate this? I would be most grateful!

 

Last edited by RNPCREATIVE
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Hello, Rnpcreative, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

@RNPCREATIVE posted:
The context is a prayer scene, and I am stuck whether it should be 'Thou' or 'Thee'.

This is how I have written it:

May Thou hold my heart in Thy hands

Which I thought was correct. As God, the 'Thou' is the subject doing something to the speaker 'my'.

Can anyone validate this?

Yes, the second-person pronoun is the subject of that sentence, so if you wish to use archaic pronouns from the Early Modern English period, the subjective (or nominative) case form ("thou") is the form to use.

In Early Modern English, verbs also took the -est ending to agree with second-person singular subjects. So if you really want the line to sound like King James Bible English, you should say: "Mayest Thou hold my heart in Thy hands."

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