Poet’s Nook: “Things That Never Die” by Charles Dickens

                                                           Inner Light and Sound Meditation — Exploring Inner Space | by SantMat |  Sant Mat Meditation and Spirituality | Medium

 

The pure, the bright, the beautiful
that stirred our hearts in youth,
The impulses to wordless prayer,
The streams of love and truth,
The longing after something lost,
The spirit’s longing cry,
The striving after better hopes –
These things can never die.
The timid hand stretched forth to aid
A brother in his need;
A kindly word in grief’s dark hour
That proves a friend indeed;
The plea for mercy softly breathed,
When justice threatens high,
The sorrow of a contrite heart –
These things shall never die.
Let nothing pass, for every hand
Must find some work to do,
Lose not a chance to waken love –
Be firm and just and true.
So shall a light that cannot fade
Beam on thee from on high,
And angel voices say to thee –
‘These things shall never die.                                            

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