True Love by Joseph Horatio Chant

He loves not much who loves not honor more;
If men lack this then love must lack as well;
If this possessed no tongue love’s depths can tell;
The heart an ocean filled from shore to shore.

Seeing in him the possibility
Of likeness to the great and Blessed One;
It may be even now in him begun.
I love him much for what I hope to be,

And show my love by yielding him his due;
For sentimental love is ever vain,
It cannot peace, much less heaven’s favor gain;
But those who love in deed are blessed and true.

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