Music by Frank La Forge. Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy.
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(Mary Baker Eddy)
Music by Frank La Forge
Brood o’er us with thy shelt’ring wing,
˜Neath which our spirits blend
Like brother birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.
The arrow doth would the dove
Darts not from those whose watch and love.
If thou the bending reed would’st break
By though or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heav’nly strain,
That make men one in love remain.
Learn, too, that wisdom’s rod is giv’n
For fair to kiss, and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love,
Which chastens pride and earth born fear,
Through God, who gave that word of might
Which swelled creation’s lay:
“Let there be light, and there was light”
What chased the clouds away?
˜Twas Love whose finger traces a loud
A bow of promise on the cloud.
Thou to whose power our hope we give,
Free us from human strife.
Fed by Thy Love divine we live,
For Love alone is Life;
And Life most sweet as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part,
Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection