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THE GATES OF MAHANAIM

II SAMUEL 18:24-33

From the August 1937 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Absalom stole the heart of Israel: Why should he not? Beautiful was he And without blemish, the fairest lamb of the flock: And, when he stole the heart of Israel, He stole also his father David's heart. David loved beauty even when it had betrayed him: So, deep in grief at Mahanaim's gates, He waited for some word of Absalom.