I will not offer unto Thee mind‐made, hothouse Songs

I will sing a song uninfluenced by the voice of any other. I will offer Thee my own pristine heart‐melodies.

I will sing Thee a song unheard by any. I have nurtured this song‐child myself; now I bring it to Thee for higher training.

I will offer Thee no intellectual, premeditated, art‐disciplined song. What I will offer Thee are the wild songs of my heart. I will offer Thee not civilized, emotion‐packed music or artfully cultivated song-flowers, but wild blossoms that grow on the high hills of my soul.


36. Prayers On the Beads of Love