Poetry of Kansas

The Radiant Cross

BEYOND the radiance of the Cross we see,
    There lies the night, the dreaded night of sin,
    Where yet the light of hope ne'er entered in;
And from that light more dreadful seems to be
The darkened pall which veils humanity.
    Yet from the darkness ye of light have been
    Redeemed, that others to the light might win,
And place within the view of Calvary
The perishing from hunger, thirst and cold,
    Foot-sore and weary from the winding course
        The stubborn path of sin had led along;
They of the night the story must be told
    Until its tender plea its way shall force
        Into the midnight of the darkest wrong.

__James A. DeMoss


Kansas Zephyrs
James A. DeMoss
(Thayer, Kansas: ___. 1892)
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