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THEY COULD NOT CONQUER LOVE

From the March 1940 issue of The Christian Science Journal


They could not conquer Love! For all their frantic boast, Not Pilate in the judgment hall, Nor Herod with his host; Though Judas tried with lying kiss, None could accomplish this! They could not vanquish Truth, Nor smother Truth with stone; They set a guard of Caesar's men Close beside the tomb; Untouched by threats of rage or hate, Truth stood, inviolate! They could not conquer Life, With shouting or with sword! Death with its empty boast dissolved Before the Word; Untouched by virulence or strife, Life remained Life!