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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Not by Power
By Mary M. Cohen
   “Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the lord of hosts.”—Zachariah iv., 6.

NOT by power
  Blooms the flower
Of a growth unseen;
  Ye shall find it,
Ye shall bind it        5
  On your brows serene.
Not by might
  Darkest night
Yields at dawn this prize;
  Springing surely,        10
Slowly, purely,
  It shall humbly rise.
Faith is mine,
  Love Divine
Is its scented breath;        15
  Faith that brightens,
Cheers, enlightens,
  It shall conquer death!

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