Poetry of Kansas

The Flowers Proclaim His

I stooped and plucked a little flower
    While wandering in the field;
And what a wealth of love divine
    Its charm and grace revealed.
Why did it seem most beautiful?
    Why did it seem most grand?
'Twas like a flower dropped from
    By a Savior's loving hand.
I oft had looked at flowers as gay
    Their perfume I had known;
Their Savior was not mine that day
    His love was then unknown.
But now His love to me is given
    And glorifies each flower
With beauty; all unknown before
    I felt His saving power.
So all the lovely things of earth
    I've come to understand.
His little gems from paradise
    Dropped by a Savior's hand;
And through those lovely little gifts
    To us, a love profound,
Would reach each heart and thus
        would lift
    Our feet on higher ground.

__Nettie Squire Sutton.

A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)
Page 29

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