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By Love I Sail

By Love I Sail


To live of love it is to sail afar

And bring both peace and joy where’er I be.

0 Pilot blest! love is my guiding star;

In every soul I meet, Thyself I see.

Safe sail I on, through wind or rain or ice;

Love urges me, love conquers every gale.

High on my mast behold is my device:

“By love I sail!”

Image above (and on front-page mastheads): The Little Flower by Janet McKenzie.

Words above: from To Live Of Love, February 25, 1895

Poems of St. Teresa, Carmelite of Lisieux,

known as The “Little Flower of Jesus,”

Translated by S.L. Emery.

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