The Carpenter

O Lord, at Joseph's humble benchThy hands did handle saw and plane;Thy hammer nails did drive and clench,Avoiding knot and humouring grain. That thou didst seem, thou wast indeed,In sport thy tools thou didst not use;Nor, helping hind's or fisher's need,The labourer's hire, too nice, refuse. Lord, might I be but as a saw,A plane, … Continue reading The Carpenter

True Sons and Daughters

“When a man can and does entirely say, 'Not my will, but thine be done'--when he so wills the will of God as to do it, then is he one with God--one, as a true son with a true father. When a man wills that his being be conformed to the being of his origin, … Continue reading True Sons and Daughters

The Way

“She was one of those who feel the need of some help to live--some upholding that is not of themselves, but who, through the stupidity of teachers unconsciously false,--men so unfit that they do not know they are unfit, direct their efforts, first towards having correct notions, then to work up the feelings that belong … Continue reading The Way

The True Way

“She was one of those who feel the need of some help to live--some upholding that is not of themselves, but who, through the stupidity of teachers unconsciously false,--men so unfit that they do not know they are unfit, direct their efforts, first towards having correct notions, then to work up the feelings that belong … Continue reading The True Way

Nothing so Fearful

"For my part, the most terrible thing in the whole idea of existence is to die and find there is no God and go on living. Nothing so fearful as for a poor creature like me to have no God. That is horror; that is hell."– George MacDonald