This is My Wish for You
By Charles Livingston Snell
This is my wish for you…
That the spirit of beauty may continually hover about you and fold you close within the tenderness of her wings.
That each beautiful and gracious thing in life may be unto you as a symbol of good for your soul’s delight.
That sun-glories and star-glories, leaf-glories of mountains and oceans of little streams of running waters and bark-glories, flower-glories and glories that lurk in the grasses of the field; glories of mountains and oceans of little streams of running waters; glories of song, of poesy, of all the arts may be to you as sweet, abiding influences that will illumine your life and make you glad.
That your soul may be as an alabaster cup, filled to overflowing with the mystical wine of beauty and love.
That happiness may put her arms around you, and wisdom make your soul serene.
This is my wish for you.
All of this is possible for you through the teaching and examples of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Savior.