Thus Have I Heard

Like a cool breath of peace from the past come the words,
“Thus have I heard,”

And the sun sank to rest in a glory of gold,
Not a leaf stirred,

But my spirit awoke full of joy to attend,
Tuned and prepared.

Once again I hear the Merciful Master discourse
Here in this place,

And the words that I hear are of love and wisdom,
Of infinite grace,

That will teach me to open the doors of my heart,
All life embrace,

With the Master for my guide I will yet conquer self,
His Law hold fast,

So out of the strain and the stress of the Now
Peace from the Past,

Has shrouded me round, like a soft dew descends,
Calms me at last.