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Mother tongue

From the July 1985 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I hear
a language of infinite caring.
Words that are acts—
small deeds shaped softly
out of the heart of Love.

It is a simple language,
always spoken
in the present tense of Truth—
its rich vocabulary
the impetus of peace
on earth, annulling Babel.

Its speech nourishes.
Its meanings cleanse.

O let us, childlike, learn
this Mother tongue
of unselfed living.
Let us together sing its hymns
with strong, uplifting hands.

Our native language
is the Word that heals.

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