[Written for the Sentinel]


Let me reflect Thy light from day to day;
Let me but see the way that I should go;
Let me so keep my heart at-one with Thee
That I may see what Thy dear will may be,
And, seeing, do as Thou wouldst have me do.
Not many days agone
I thought to do my will
And bend each thing and path into my way.
Alas, for such a thought! It leads astray
Into a world of chaos and of strife.
It binds the heart and blinds the sight
To the real purposes of Life.
But now, Love's lesson learned
In some degree through Love's own chastisement,
This is my prayer, dear Father, that Thy light
May shine through me as golden and as pure
As the sun's rays through every window light
Shine in our homes with heaven's promise sure,
That clouds, however dark, shall melt
Before that Sun that doth for aye endure.

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