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S. JOSEPH


Yet lives there on the sacred page
     No record of a word from him:
God’s Ark he guards, a silent sage,
     Pure as the Cherubim.

But sweeter than the sweetest word
     Recorded of the wise and good,
His silence is a music heard
     On high, and understood.

Blessed are all who take their part
     Amid the carol-singing throng;
Thrice blest the meditative heart
     Whose silence is a song

Ballachulish: 1884