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George MacDonald (Джордж Макдональд)


Love Is Strength


Love alone is great in might,
Makes the heavy burden light,
Smooths rough ways to weary feet,
Makes the bitter morsel sweet:
Love alone is strength!

Might that is not born of Love
Is not Might born from above,
Has its birthplace down below
Where they neither reap nor sow:
Love alone is strength!

Love is stronger than all force,
Is its own eternal source;
Might is always in decay,
Love grows fresher every day:
Love alone is strength!

Little ones, no ill can chance;
Fear ye not, but sing and dance;
Though the high-heaved heaven should fall
God is plenty for us all:
God is Love and Strength! 



George MacDonald's other poems:
  1. Song of the Waiting Dead
  2. Truth, not Form!
  3. Appeal
  4. The Women who Ministered unto Him
  5. The Christmas Child


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