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[Written for the Journal]

MOSES ON MOUNT NEBO

From the May 1923 issue of The Christian Science Journal


For the last time he gained the mountain's height: The plains beneath him lay: we know he paused, Now at the summit of his earthly path, And gazed once more adown the dimming years: Saw the sweet face that launched him on the flood Of Nile: proud yet compassionate, the level brows Of royal Egypt: Miriam, well beloved By God and man, sister and prophetess: Aaron, the mouthpiece of the Word of God, Brother, yea more than brother, faithful friend: And Zipporah, with eyes whence pain had passed. Dear dreams! fair shadows of reality.