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07/19/2018

“Richard Chenevix Trench, a 19th–century Anglican archbishop and poet:

Make channels for the streams of love,
Where they may broadly run;
And love has overflowing streams
To fill them every one.

But if at any time we cease
Such channels to provide,
The very founts of love for us
Will soon be parched and dried.
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For we must share, if we would keep
That blessing from above:
Ceasing to give, we cease to have;
Such is the law of love.”