by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Love's mandate
Language: English 
Because thy heart to mine
Spakewith a call divine,
I did not question it, nor wait to know
That it was wise to give surrender so,
But down beneath thy feet I laid me low.
I did not wait to find
That thou wast loving, generous and kind,
That love for thee would bring delight or woe,
But, from within me or above,
The mandate came to love thee, and I love!

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This text was added to the website: 2012-08-12
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