Fast circling on, from zone to zone, —
Bright, blest, afar, —
O’er the grim night of chaos shone
One lone, brave star.
“I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”
— Christ Jesus.
In tender mercy, Spirit sped
A loyal ray
To rouse the living, wake the dead,
And point the Way —
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.” — Christ Jesus.
The Christ-idea, God anoints —
Of Truth and Life;
The Way in Science He appoints,
That stills all strife.
“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” — Isaiah.
What the Beloved knew and taught,
Through understanding, dearly sought,
With fierce heart-beats;
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” — Christ Jesus.
The Christ, eternal and divine,
As Truth demands. — this living vine
“The tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of His hands.” — Isaiah.
For heaven’s Christus, earthly Eves,
By Adam bid,
Make merriment on Christmas eves,
O’re babe and crib.
“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” — Job.
Yet wherefore signalize the birth
Of Him ne’er born?
What can rehearse the glorious worth
Of his high morn?
“Before Abraham was, I am.” — Christ Jesus.
Christ was not crucified — that doom
Was Jesus’ part;
For Sharon’s rose must bud and bloom
In human heart.*
“If Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit [God likeness] is life because of righteousness.” — St. Paul.
*”God was manifest in the flesh.” — St. Paul
Forever present, bounteous, free,
Christ comes in gloom;
And aye, with grace towards you and me,
For health makes room.
“But such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”. — St. Peter.
Thus olden faith’s pale star now blends
In seven hued White!
Life, without birth and without end,
“Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God.” — St. Paul.
The Way, the Truth, the Life, — His Word —
Are here, and now
Christ’s silent healing, heaven heard,
Crowns the pale brow.
“Heal the sick.” — Christ Jesus.
For Christian Science brings to view
The great I Am, —
Omnicient power, — gleaming through
Mind, mother, man.
“For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” — Christ Jesus.
As in blest Palestina’s hour,
So in our age,
‘Tis the same hand unfolds His power,
And writes the page.
“And there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” — Christ Jesus.
To-day, as oft, away from sin
Christ summons thee!
Truth pleads to-night: Just take me in!
No mass for Me!
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” — Christ Jesus.
No blight, no broken wing, no moan,
Truth’s fane can dim;
Eternal swells Christ’s music-tone,
In heaven’s hymn.
“And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” — Christ Jesus.
“And he that overcometh,
and keepeth my works unto the end,
to him will I give power over the nations:
And I will give him the MORNING STAR!”
— Christ Jesus.