Frank Maguire
When God's but in His heaven
(A Palinode)
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By Frank Maguire
November 24, 2019

When God's but in His Heaven,
All's wrong in the World.
For us to see His Holy face
Our heart must be the place
Where God's great love's unfurled.

When God's but in His Heaven,
Content we be alone,
We've nought to do but wonder,
To make a god of thunder,
And idolize hewn stone.

When God's but in His heaven,
When worshiped stones have died,
When all that's sought is pleasure,
When Self love is one's treasure,
When vanity's our leaven,
Our daily bread is Pride.

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© Frank Maguire 1998

Robert Browning wrote, "God is in His heaven; all's right with the world." But, unless God is known, personally, and believed, not just believed-in, then Man takes it upon himself to construct religion, worships his own construction, and forsakes the Good News of our Redemption.

© Frank Maguire

 

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Frank Maguire

(Frank Maguire passed away on May 19, 2021. His obituary can be read here.

Frank Maguire was born in Dorchester, MA, 1938, attended schools in Massachusetts, California, and Arizona, where he completed degrees in music and English writing/Journalism. Frank has been married to Helen Isabel Maguire Estevez of Culver City, California, since 1957. They have six children, 14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

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