Monday, April 23, 2012

To Seal His Oath

"An arch of God's great temple fair thou art,
wrought by some airy builder of the skies;
The sunbeam's secret, wrested from its heart,
and blazed abroad in hues of paradise.
A flaming screed across the heavens flung,
the jeweled autograph of the Most High,
Writ on the sky's wide scroll when earth was young, to seal His oath to centuries gone by."
Sister M. Angeline, "To the Rainbow" 
Albert Beirstadt painting in US public doman