Tuesday, March 26 2013
BECAUSE I LOVE THEE
I see thee, Love, as God must view
Each heart He has created.
Reflections of His perfect love
With erring ways abated.
I see thee thus, for in my search
Through fire and quenching cold,
I sought thee, Love, in perfect trust,
Led by a dream of old.
I hold thee dear, for thou hast come
Through bitter tears to me.
Through aching doubts and binding fear
From out Eternity.
I seek thee in my highest heart.
I love thee as the sod.
Both heaven and earth are blended then
In Love, the Gift of God.
—Anne Forrest Elmore*
(June 20, 1958)
*A La Lansun