Antiquarian Anabaptist

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective

WORDS

Every heart that throbs must know
Fountains sweet and bitter;
Either we may cause to flow,
By the words we utter.

Idle words may pierce the deep
Of the gentlest spirit, –
Waking sorrow from its sleep,
Treading roughly near it.

Words of love may lull to rest
Care, or grief, or anguish, –
Rousing hope within the breast,
Where it seemed to languish.

Then let none misuse the gift
God for use has given;
Through Him, every word may lift
Some one nearer heaven.

– John Reade, 1837-1919

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2 responses to “WORDS

  1. dulzimordash April 27, 2013 at 18:40

    Reblogged this on Nature’s Abhorred Vacuum.

  2. helenvalentina April 27, 2013 at 19:04

    Beautiful – flawlessly structured…applause!!!! 🙂

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