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295. Words and Deeds.

Beneath the thick but struggling clouds,
We talk of Christian life;
The words of Jesus on our lips,
Our hearts with man at strife.

Traditions, forms, and selfish aims,
Have dimmed the inner light;
Have closely veiled the spirit-world
And angels from our sight.

Strong souls and willing hands we need,
Our temple to repair;
Remove the gathering dust of years,
And show the model fair.

We slumber while the present calls,
But darkness grows with rest;
Wouldst thou see truth? To action wake,—
Do the divine behest.

Text Information
First Line: Beneath the thick but struggling clouds
Title: Words and Deeds.
Author: Anonymous
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1866
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