Thy word is nigh

Originally published in the July 15, 1890 issue of the Christian Science Series (Vol. 2, No. 6)

Man longs, through life's dark day of pain,
For one "far-off divine event."
The poet sings with soft lament,
And dreams he makes God's purpose plain.

The present, all bereft of power,
Is barren ground without a sign;
He searches for a scheme divine,
In far-off past and future hour.

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