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  • The School of Difficulty

    From the Evening Star, March 29, 1914. By Harvey S. Irwin.

    Is not the way to heavenly gain
        Through earthly grief and loss?
    Rest must be won by toil and pain—
        The crown repays the cross.
    As woods when shaken by the breeze
        Take deeper, firmer root;
    As winter’s frosts but make the trees
        Abound in summer fruit;
    So every heaven-sent pang and throe
        That Christian firmness tries
    But nerves us for our work below
        And forms us for the skies.