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From the September 1948 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A sacrifice unto the Lord
Was oft required in ancient years:
A bullock, dove,
Or little lamb,
With deepest penitence
And tears.

Sacrifices still are made
By those whose love is duty-driven;
And oh, what higher part
Is played
When sacrifice of self
Is given.

I've built an altar in my heart
Where I may ever freely bring
The fairest flowers
Of my soul,
And hymns of deep
Devotion sing.

And here I make the sacrifice
Of self each time that I replace
A thought of sickness,
Fear, or sin
With Christlike love
And healing grace.

When freed from stubbornness and strife
I lay my will at His dear feet,
I find the very gates
Of heaven,
And sacrifice
Most wondrous sweet.

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