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THIS IS MY PART

From the August 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal


To learn a little more of God each day, And in the learning joyfully discard The mortal thoughts that would obstruct the way, And all my upward-striving steps retard; To labor to ascend His holy hill Of consecration and of purity; To cast aside the rags of self that still Would bind their earthly tatters close to me; To help my brother on the long ascent, Unclasp his burdens, bathe his tired feet; Nor backward glance, nor question God's intent, But bravely meet each challenge to retreat; To walk serenely where His wisdom guides; To welcome every chastening of my heart, And on Him wait, no matter what betides— This is my part—this is my own great part!