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The Acquisition

From the May 1962 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What is this courage men long to possess;
Without which steps may falter, hearts may tremble?
How can you gain this firm support when stress
And fear press hard; when doubting thoughts assemble?
Have you conviction that your Cause is right?
Have you some consciousness of God's protection;
A childlike faith in prayer's uplifting might;
An understanding of Love's clear perfection?

Have you glimpsed Truth, the shining two-edged sword;
And Life, from which man never can be parted;
The ever-presence promised in His Word,
Which saves from error, every danger thwarted?
When you can claim these treasures as your own,
Then courage too is yours, and fear is gone.

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