Accession: A10023
Editorial Title: Alone
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: October 6, 1874
Manuscript Description: Handwritten poem by Mary Baker Eddy.
Archival Note: This poem is similar to another poem by Eddy with the same title, written on August 13, 1867. Portions of the earlier poem are quoted on page 219 of Robert Peel's Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966).
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Alone

Love's golden chain and fervent vow Are broken, and forever now! And can he bask in fortune's ray, Who took from out my skies their day And live to learn, and love to own, He made a heart forever lone? O weary lot! oh tired sigh, Alone to live, alone to die.
Yet not alone—methinks I see A MotherEditorial Note: This is likely a reference to Eddy’s mother, Abigail Baker. look in love on me, As in the golden hours flown, When youth and joy were all my own, And in my ear this music pour Thy God is with thee evermore; To soothe thy grief and check thy sigh A love divine, so full, and nigh.
Then not alone, I'll bear the cross, Through pain and wrong, and know no loss Of faith and kindliest charity, The law of Christ fulfilledGal 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. in me And make my prayer a loving deed, My life a great and noble creed, With God to know just what am I In patient peace I'll live and die.

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Alone

Love's golden chain and fervent vow Are broken, and forever now! And can he bask in fortune's ray, Who took from out my skies their day each ray And live to learn, and love to own, He made a heart forever lone? O weary lot! oh tired sigh, Alone to live, alone to die.
Yet not alone—methinks I see A MotherEditorial Note: This is likely a reference to Eddy’s mother, Abigail Baker. look in love on me, As in the golden hours flown, When youth and joy were all my own, And in my thy ear this music pour Thy God is with thee evermore; To soothe thy grief and check thy sigh A love divine, so full, and nigh.
Then Yet not alone, I'll bear the cross, Through pain and wrong, and know no loss Of faith and kindliest charity, The law of Christ fulfilledGal 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. in me And make my prayer a loving deed, My life a great and noble creed, In patience peace I'll live and die With God to know just what am I In patient peace I'll live and die.