The life of those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High may be called a Hidden Life, because the animating principle, the vital or operative element, is not so much in itself as in another. It is a life grafted into another life. It is the life of the soul, incorporated into the life of Christ; and in such a way, that, while it has a distinct vitality, it has so very much in the sense, in which the branch of a tree may be said to have a distinct vitality from the root.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Help in Sorrow

Fear not, poor, weary one;
But struggle bravely yet;
Toil on, until thy task is done,
Until thy sun is set.

Though many are thy cares,
And many are thy fears,
The loving Christ thy burden shares,
And wipes away thy tears.

No distant Christ is He,
And one that doth not know;
But watches close and constantly,
The path which thou dost go.

'Tis when thy heart is tried,
'Tis in thine hour of grief,
He standeth ever at thy side,
And ever brings relief.

Christ in the Soul (1872) LI.

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