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An Easter flower gift.

O dearest bloom the seasons know,
     Flowers of the Resurrection blow,
Our hope and faith restore;
     And through the bitterness of death
And loss and sorrow, breathe a breath
     Of life forevermore!

The thought of Love Immortal blends
     With fond remembrances of friends;
In you, O sacred flowers,
     By human love made doubly sweet,
The heavenly and the earthly meet,
     The heart of Christ and ours!

1882.

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