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W. Garrett Horder, comp.  The Poets’ Bible: New Testament.  1895.
Mary’s Gift
George Thomas Coster (1835–1912)
IT was her best, and yet how poor
  That cruise of spikenard sweet and rare!
She entered in at Simon’s door
  With trembling, though familiar there.
What could she give to Him whose call        5
  Had brought her brother back from death?
It was her best, yet poor and small
  For Him, the Lord of pulse and breath!
He took the fragrant gift: a wreath
  Of praise He twined about her name.        10
It lit for Him the cave of Death:
  “Against my burial she came!”

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