1 Seek not afar for beauty: lo, it glows
In dew-wet grasses all bout thy feet;
In birds, in sunshine, childish faces sweet,
In stars and mountain summits topped with snows.
2 Go not abroad for happiness: for see,
It is a flower blooming at thy door.
Bring love and justice home, and then no more
Thou'lt wonder in what dwelling joy may be.
3 Dream not of noble service elsewhere wrought;
The simple duty that awaits thy hand
Is God's voice offering a divine command,
Life's common deeds build all that saints have thought.
4 In wonder-workings, or some bush aflame,
Men look for God and fancy him concealed;
But in earth's common things he stands revealed,
While grass and flowers and stars spell out his name.
Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #167
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