Of opposing mountains (The disciple)

Of opposing mountains (The disciple)

The Boy with a Deaf and Dumb Spirit. Passion foretold.

(The Gospel History, Section 73)

And he said unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. But this kind can come out by nothing save by prayer.

Of opposing mountains (The disciple)

(The Saviour of the World, Vol IV, Book III, Poem LIV)

Ah, Lord, we see great work which calls on us—
Work that should ease some pains of suffering men,
Make some crushed brother lift his head again:—
But who are we to make a mighty fuss?

Some better man perchance is summoned thus—
Monition secret comes and he’ll be bold,
Nor care tho’ men should shew indifferent, cold;
As mountain-mass obstructive, they, and callous.

This task is not for us: it is too hard!
“And know ye why?” saith Christ; “your little faith
It is that hindereth you from great reward:

Believe in God, nor shrink from any scathe,
Nor fear the frowns of men; it shall be done—
What thing thy Father bids believing son!”

St. Matthew xvii. 20.