Three lesson

Originally published in the June 1, 1890 issue of the Christian Science Series (Vol. 2, No. 3)

There are three lessons I would write,
Three words as with a golden pen—
In tracings of Eternal Light,
Upon the hearts of men.

Have Hope! Though clouds environ round,
And gladness hides her face in scorn—
Put thou the shadow from thy brow;
No night but has its morn!

Have Faith! Where'er thy bark is driven,
The calm's disport, the tempest's mirth,
Know this: God rules the hosts of Heaven,
The inhabitants of the earth.

Have Love! Not love for one alone,
But man as man thy brother call;—
And scatter, like the circling sun,
Thy charities on all.

Thus grave these words upon thy soul,
Hope, Faith, and Love, and thou shalt find,
Strength when earth's surges maddest roll,
Light when thou else were blind.

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