"Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."—Isaiah 55:13.

If unto thee appear the thorn
Or brier, where grew the golden grain,
And in thine heart with anguish torn
Thou longest for thy peace again,

Oh, turn thyself in lowliness
To Love, who watcheth over thee;
And so, through patient holiness,
Shall come again the myrtle tree;

Shall come the fir tree, and the pine,
For these are symbols strong and pure
To point "an everlasting sign"
That man is whole, in God secure.

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The Commandments: Passports to Power
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