John Greenleaf Whittier

(17 December 1807 – 7 September 1892 / Haverhill, Massachusetts)

By Their Works - Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

Call him not heretic whose works attest
His faith in goodness by no creed confessed.
Whatever in love's name is truly done
To free the bound and lift the fallen one
Is done to Christ. Whoso in deed and word
Is not against Him labours for our Lord.
When he, who, sad and weary, longing sore
For love's sweet service sought the sisters' door
One saw the heavenly, one the human guest
But who shall say which loved the master best?


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  • (2/2/2005 1:10:00 PM)


    I think this a master pice John!
    Jamie Parker
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 19, 2003



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