Kate Seymour Maclean

The Higher Law - Poem by Kate Seymour Maclean

Love and Obedience--these the Higher Law
From which Thy worlds have swerved not, singing still
Their primal hymn rejoicing, as at first
The morning stars together. Hast thou heard,
In vast and silent spaces of the sky,
What time the bead-roll of the universe
God calls in heaven, every tiniest star--
From myriad twinkling points--from plummet depths
Of dark too vast for eye and sense to guess,
Send up a little silver answer 'I am here.'
Even so, the humblest of thy little ones, dear Lord,
May through the darkness hear Thy still small voice,
And answer with quick gladness 'Here am I,--
I love Thee,--I obey Thee,--use me too!'

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2010

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