Trust

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



I am thy grass, O Lord!
    I grow up sweet and tall
But for a day; beneath Thy sword
    To lie at evenfall.

Yet have I not enough
    In that brief day of mine?
The wind, the bees, the wholesome stuff
    The sun pours out like wine.

Behold, this is my crown;
    Love will not let me be;
Love holds me here; Love cuts me down;
    And it is well with me.

Lord, Love, keep it but so;
    Thy purpose is full plain;
I die that after I may grow
    As tall, as sweet again.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 04, 2023

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Words 97
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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