March 4, 2011

Peace Like a River

Winter Beauty
But like a river, calm and clear,
A stately river, full and free,
Whose broad expanse, serenely spread,
The blue sky's mirror well may be,
Yet, with a steady current's force,
Is ever hastening to the sea:
No vexing wind, no ebbing tide,
No shallow sources quickly dried,
Have power to stay its onward course:
Such is the peace thine heritage shall be;
Peace like a river, gives thy God to thee!

~ From "Jewels For The Household" 1851


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