Making Poetry

Little one, what are you doing,   Sitting on the window-seat?Laughing to yourself, and wirting,Some right merry thought inditing,   Balancing with swinging feet. ‘ ’T is some poetry I’m making,   Though I never tried before:Four whole lines! I’ll read them to you.Do you think them funny, do you?   Shall I try to make some more? ‘I […]

Compensation

Oh, the compensating springs! Oh, the balance-wheels of life, Hidden away in the workings under the seeming strife!

The Ministry of Song

In God's great field of labor All work is not the same; Prelude; Amid the broken waters of our ever-restless thought, Oh be my verse an answering gleam from highter radiance caught; That where through dark o'er-arching boughs of sorrow, doubt, and sin, The glorious Star of Bethlehem upon the flood looks in, Its tiny […]

The Turned Lesson

"I thought I knew it!" she said;           "I thought I had learnt it quite!" "I thought I knew it!" she said;           "I thought I had learnt it quite!" But the gentle teacher shook her head,           With a grave, yet loving light In the eyes that fell on the upturned face,           As […]

Daily Strength

"As thy day thy strength shall be!" This should be enough for thee; "As thy day thy strength shall be!" This should be enough for thee; He who knows thy frame will spare Burdens more than thou canst bear. When thy days are veiled in night, Christ shall give thee heavenly light; Seem they wearisome […]