Pulpit and Press, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

page 394


By Rev. Mary Baker Eddy

et to the Church Chimes and Sung on This Occasion]


       Laus Deo, it is done!
       Rolled away from loving heart
         Is a stone.
       Joyous, risen, we depart
         Having one.

       Laus Deo, - on this rock
       (Heaven chiselled squarely good)
         Stands His church, -
       God is Love, and understood
         By His flock.

       Laus Deo, night starlit
       Slumbers not in God's embrace;
         Then, O man!
       Like this stone, be in thy place;
         Stand, not sit.

       Cold, silent, stately stone,
       Dirge and song and shoutings low,
         In thy heart
       Dwell serene, - and sorrow?  No,
         It has none,
         Laus Deo!

PUL 17


       Shepherd, show me how to go
         O'er the hillside steep,
       How to gather, how to sow, -
         How to feed Thy sheep;
       I will listen for Thy voice,
         Lest my footsteps stray;
       I will follow and rejoice
         All the rugged way.

       Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
         Wound the callous breast,
       Make self-righteousness be still,
         Break earth's stupid rest.
       Strangers on a barren shore,
         Lab'ring long and lone -
       We would enter by the door,
         And Thou know'st Thine own.

       So, when day grows dark and cold,
         Tear or triumph harms,
       Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,
         Take them in Thine arms;
       Feed the hungry, heal the heart,
         Till the morning's beam;
       White as wool, ere they depart -
         Shepherd, wash them clean.

PUL 18


       O'er waiting harpstrings of the mind
         There sweeps a strain,
       Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
         The power of pain.

       And wake a white-winged angel throng

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