Earth is enough

Here on the paths of everyday

Author: Edwin Markham
Tune: FILLMORE (Ingalls)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Here on the paths of every day —
here on the common human way —
is all the stuff the gods would take
to build a heaven, to mold and make
New Edens. Ours the task sublime
to build eternity in time.

2 We need no other stones to build
the temple of the unfulfilled —
no other ivory for the doors —
no other marble for the floors —
no other cedar for the beam
and dome of our immortal dream.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #312

Author: Edwin Markham

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First Line: Here on the paths of everyday
Title: Earth is enough
Author: Edwin Markham



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Singing the Living Tradition #312

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