Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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Integrity

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Immortal life is something to be earned,
By slow, self-conquest, comradeship with pain,
And patient seeking after higher truths.
We cannot follow our own wayward wills
And feed our baser appetites and give
Loose reins to foolish tempers, year on year,
And then cry, 'Lord, forgive me, I believe --'
And straightway bathe in glory. Men must learn
God's system is too great a thing for that;
The spark divine dwells in each soul, and we

Can fan it to a steady flame of light,
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Shaun Cronick 01 May 2020

Immortality in heaven when received there.

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