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     Justice and mercy and humility,
A reasonable service of good deeds,
     Pure living, tenderness to human needs,
Reverence and trust, and prayer for light to see
     The Master's footprints in our daily ways?
No knotted scourge nor sacrificial knife,
     But the calm beauty of an ordered life
Whose very breathing is unworded praise!—
     A life that stands as all true lives have stood,
Firm-rooted in the faith that God is Good.


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