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The Indian Advocate
L Vol. XV. AUGUST, 193. No. I 1 .EC FLOWERS OF THE HEART. X There are some flowers that bloom, Tended by angels even from their birth, Filling the world with beauty not of earth, And heaven-born perfume. Along Life's stony path, To many a toiling pilgrim, cheer they bring, And oftentimes in living glory spring Besides the poor Man's health. Fairest of all the band (E'en as the snowdrop lifts its fearless head In storm and wind, unmoved, unblemished), Truth's precious blossoms stand. The daisy's star is bright, O'er vale and medow sprinkled wide and free, So to the shadowed earth doth Charity Bring soft celestial light. O cherish carefully The tender bud of Patience; 'tis a flower Beloved of God! in sorrow's darkest hour 'Twill rise to comfort thee. So when all else hath gone Of joy and hope, through winter's icy gloom, The Alpine violet puts forth its bloom Where sunbeam never shone. Strong Self-denial's stem Of thorns, clasp well, for, if not upon earth, In Paradise 'twill burst in roses forth, Each present thorn a gem.