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Through faith

From the April 1986 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Isaac: Is this our God who bids my father kill His covenanted heir? How, if I die Lacking manhood's seed, can I fulfill God's oath that Abraham should multiply? My guiltless father grieving must obey And I submit, or in the desert flee Like Ishmael to strange tribes, give up God's way, And no more sing beside my mother's knee. But God has always loved us, swift to save From nomad raiders, Pharaoh's grasping paw, From locust, drought, and storm.