The Lonely Olive Mill
Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
Gethsemane - oil-press, the name of an olive-yard at the foot of the Mount of Olives...
There’s a peaceful vale in a sunny land
And in the hush and solitude
Through the long bright day the mill wheel turns
But somewhere out in the circling hills,
So many hours the wheel must turn,
He knows how heavy the weight must be,
O child of God, are you being crushed
Alone in your Gethsemane,
He chasteneth but to purify;
In our affliction, afflicted still
Annie Johnson Flint
Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
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by Mary Stephens