(PART II) - MISCELLANY
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

HOPE
page 859


HOPE



Tis borne on the zephyr at eventide's
     hour;
It falls on the heart like the dew
     on the flower, - 
An infinite essence from tropic to pole,
The promise, the home, and the heaven
     of Soul.

Hope happifies life, at the altar or bower,
And loosens the fetters of pride and of power;
It comes through our tears, as the soft
     summer rain,
To beautify, bless, and make joyful again.

The harp of the minstrel, the treasure of time;
A rainbow of rapture, o'erarching, divine;
The God-given mandate that speaks from
     above, - 
No place for earth's idols, but hope thou, and
     love.


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