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NAAMAN

From the October 1931 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Naaman hears the prophet's word, Dip thyself in Jordan's wave; Seven times thou shalt go down; So thy cleanness thou shalt save. Nay, but Naaman will not stoop In the dull descending stream: Abana, winding bright and sweet Over many pleasant stones, Pharpar, wide and warm and fleet— These alone shall lave his feet! Still he hears the prophet's word, Wash in Jordan seven times; Wash, and cleanness thou shalt know.