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God Gave Green

God gave green; And life is green: And grass and plants and trees are green. Life is green. Grass turns gold and brown And leaves turn gold and crimson: Dying is beautiful. Withering grass and falling leaves; And bare trunks silhouette the sky: Death is black, Till whiteness fills the air and earth And snow-clothes […]

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Perfect Peace

When I am bowed with grief, When troubles round me throng, When there seems no relief, When I can find no song, He sends His perfect peace From sorrow gives release, Through all my journey here, Peace, perfect peace.   When I have doubts within, When faith is far from strong, When I behold my […]

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His Blood on Us

The frenzied mob, ferocious, fearing nought, Pressed closer, shouting for the life they sought, And raised their voices like a mighty flood, “On us and on our children be His blood.” The scarlet stains, on that spike-studded cross Where hung the bleeding body, with each toss Of pain re-echoed that rebellious cry Until it reached […]

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Drama-Should We Use It?

This article appeared in the May, 1957 issue of Beacon Lights and was the negative part of a debate in print. We use it only and not the affirmative statement because the very real problem concerning this subject is close and obvious to each one of us. It need not therefore be established by an […]

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Morning Melody

Here in the solemn solitude, The glist’ning lake reflects the glory of the morning sun. The moveless mountains’ mighty majesty Is breathed abroad; each strand of breeze is spun With magic mist that swells across the plain. All nature seems to stand serenely awed, As with mute tongue she shouts the strain divine: Here is […]

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The Tree

Gnarled, twisted, writhing snake, Show-shod ‘neath a winter sky, Putting on the feathery flake, Only then to lay it bye.   Standing bleak and bare, alone— Leaves have drifted to the ground; Cheerful, chirping birds have flown; The howling wind’s the only sound.   Stalwart, staunch, and strong it stands ‘Neath the vaulted roof of […]

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God Gave Green

God gave green; And life is green: And grass and plants and trees are green. Life is green.   Grass turns gold and brown And leaves turn gold and crimson: Dying is beautiful.   Withering grass and falling leaves; And bare trunks silhouette the sky: Death is black,   Till whiteness fills the air and […]

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Autumn Anthem

The glowing trees are tinged with flame; The fiery forests with colors blaze. And written there I see His name And hear the silent call to praise.

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His Blood on Us

The frenzied mob, ferocious, fearing nought, Pressed closer, shouting for the life they sought, And raised their voices in a mighty flood: “On us and on our children be His blood.”   The scarlet stains, on that spike-studded cross Where hung the bleeding body, with each toss Of pain re-echoed that rebellious cry Until it […]

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Peace

The sounding surf so surgingly Pounds the sandy shore; The wrathful waves break ceaselessly And ragingly they roar.   The howling, whist’ling, whipping wind Blasts a salty sandy spray. Nature has no peace nor rest As I look up to pray.   And then I see His star-lit heavens; The soft moon shines above, In […]

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