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First Line: Is there no greater good than health and ease?
Last Line: Where stands unchanging a forgotten cross!
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice; Prayer


Is there no greater good than health and ease?
Is there no deadlier enemy than death?
Is God a dream to deal with as we please
And life only the drawing of our breath?
Duty a fever-phantom that misleads
The sick confusion of a wandering brain?
Let the King's Highroad choke with tangled weeds
If they but barricade our paths from pain!
Give us this day our daily bread—that prayer
We all remember! What comes next? The cry
"Deliver us from sorrow and from loss,
"Who were not made to suffer and to bear!"
How strangely beat those words against the sky
Where stands unchanging a forgotten cross!





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