4533628Poems — Laus DeoMary Baker Eddy
The laying of the corner-stone of The Mother Church.

LAUS DEO, it is done!
Rolled away from loving heart
  Is a stone.
Lifted higher, we depart,
  Having one.

Laus Deo,—on this rock
(Heaven chiseled squarely good)
  Stands His church,—
God is Love, and understood
  By His flock.

Laus Deo, night star-lit
Slumbers not in God's embrace;
  Be awake;
Like this stone, be in thy place:
  Stand, not sit.

Grave, silent, steadfast stone,
Dirge and song and shoutings low
  In thy heart
Dwell serene,—and sorrow? No,
  It has none,
  Laus Deo!