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THE AGE TO COME

From the January 1901 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I Dreamed a waking dream, yet true.
I heavenward looked, and there did view
Surpassing glory, calm and clear;
Dispelling every trace of fear.
Jesus was there, and there his chosen Bride
With him did reign, forever at his side.

I looked on earth. The curse was gone:
Sorrow had ceased; for sin was none.
Ended was toil; want grieved no more;
No shock of war from shore to shore.
No painful sickness now, nor dark despair;
No fainting heart; no withering, wasting care.

The oppressor ceased; deceit had fled:
Pride was brought low; self-love was dead.
None sought to do his neighbor wrong;
The weak no longer feared the strong.
Pure, universal love filled every breast;
Earth's Sabbath Day was come, millennial rest.

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