Sunday, March 02, 2014


Alone Lord God, in Whom our trust and peace,
   Our love and our desire, glow bright with hope;
   Lift us above this transitory scope
Of earth, these pleasures that begin and cease,
This moon which wanes, these seasons which decrease:
   We turn to Thee; as on an eastern slope
   Wheat feels the dawn beneath night's lingering cope,
Bending and stretching sunward ere it sees.
Alone Lord God, we see not yet we know;
    By love we dwell with patience and desire,
      And loving so and so desiring pray;
      Thy will be done in earth as heaven today;
As yesterday it was, tomorrow so;
   Love offering love on love's self-feeding fire.

Christina Rossetti

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