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First Line: Not those elate upon the mountain height
Last Line: Shall find in christ—peace, after victory.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ

Not those elate upon the mountain height
Of his transfiguration, who declare
Their will to rear crude tabernacles there,
Are worthy liegemen in the Master's sight.
True ministers of grace are those who dare
Descend with him into the irksome night
Below, where blind souls whimper for the light,
And tortured bodies wait their healing care.

Not weary sleepers in Gethsemane,Who wake to flee from sin's pursuing host,
Then go a-fishing back to Galilee—
But those who labor though the cause seem lost,
To spread abroad the flames of Pentecost,
Shall find in Christ—peace, after victory.

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