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     Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee
The silence of eternity
     Interpreted by love!

With that deep hush subduing all
     Our words and works that drown
The tender whisper of Thy call,
     As noiseless let Thy blessing fall
As fell Thy manna down.

Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
     Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
     And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
     Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
     Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm!


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