Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LIVING WATERS, by CAROLINE S. SPENCER

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LIVING WATERS, by            
First Line: There are some hearts like wells, green-mossed
Last Line: Whereby all love doth live.
Subject(s): Faith; Worship; Belief; Creed

There are some hearts like wells, green-mossed and deep
As ever Summer saw;
And cool their water is, -- yea, cool and sweet; --
But you must come to draw.
They hoard not, yet they rest in calm content,
And not unsought will give;
They can be quiet with their wealth unspent,
So self-contained they live.

And there are some like springs, that bubbling burst
To follow dusty ways,
And run with offered cup to quench his thirst
Where the tired traveller strays;
That never ask the meadows if they want
What is their joy to give; --
Unasked, their lives to other life they grant,
So self-bestowed they live!

And One is like the ocean, deep and wide,
Wherein all waters fall;
That girdles the broad earth, and draws the tide,
Feeding and bearing all;
That broods the mists, that sends the clouds abroad,
That takes, again to give; --
Even the great and loving heart of God
Whereby all love doth live.

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