Christ's Anointing

With sin-sick soul and tears of repentance
She came with reverence meet,
And in her hands she bore a costly offering,
To lay at his dear feet.

He turned about with words of sweet approval,
And his calm, Christ-like glance
Shed o'er the troubled heart of this poor sister
A heavenly radiance.

Its fragrance sweet still stealing down the ages,
This tale to-day we read;
The stars themselves may fade, but what so deathless
As such a loving deed.

Dear Master, though to-day thine earthly presence
Our eyes may never see,
Yet every deed of love shown some poor brother
Is even unto thee.

Oh, let our feet be swift in thy dear service,
Our hands be ever strong,
And then no more shall sound a note discordant
In life's harmonious song.

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Spiritual Understanding Necessary
October 31, 1901

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