The sacred present

Originally published in the June 15, 1890 issue of the Christian Science Series (Vol. 2, No. 4)

Look hopefully forward, from life's shining plow,
For the Spirit's sure prompter and guide;
And find, in Love's labor, the radiant brow
Of the promised Messiah and bride.
The Life-giving Power awakes us to-day,
And we know the bright message is true;
For it works, as of old, in a marvellous way,
Forever revealing the new.

Let the ghosts of the ages past bury their dead,
With their grimly mysterious lore;
Their dark, lurid spectres and shadows of dread,
Shall trouble the Present no more.
The light of the Mind shines as bright as of old,
A type of the truly divine;
And its Word is the same sacred Truth that was told
To the Seers of Israel's time.

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