Verse > Anthologies > The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse > 304. ‘Lo, I am with you always’
Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
304. ‘Lo, I am with you always’
By John Charles Earle
WIDE fields of corn along the valleys spread;
  The rain and dews mature the swelling vine;
I see the Lord is multiplying bread;
  I see Him turning water into wine;
  I see Him working all the works divine        5
He wrought when Salemward His steps were led;
  The selfsame miracles around Him shine;
He feeds the famished; He revives the dead;
  He pours the flood of light on darkened eyes;
He chases tears, diseases, fiends away;       10
  His throne is raised upon these orient skies;
His footstool is the pave whereon we pray.
  Ah, tell me not of Christ in Paradise,
For He is all around us here to-day.



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