Law And Liberty

By E.J. Cutler

O Liberty, thou child of Law,
God’s seal is on thy brow!
O Law, her Mother first and last,
God’s very self art thou!
Two flowers alike, yet not alike,
On the same stem that grow,
Two friends who cannot live apart,
Yet seem each other’s foe.
One, the smooth river’s mirrored flow
Which decks the world with green;
And one, the bank of sturdy rock
Which hems the river in.
O Daughter of the timeless Past,
O Hope the Prophets saw,
God give us Law in Liberty
And Liberty in Law!

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