To Mary—Who Sat at Jesus’ Feet

    “To Mary—Who Sat at Jesus’ Feet,” Ensign, Dec. 1982, 49

    To Mary—Who Sat at Jesus’ Feet

    Your dark eyes never left His gentle face

    As you sat listening near the Savior’s feet

    While Martha’s hurried steps kept constant pace

    With the rhythm of your heart’s excited beat.

    Your sister’s call to serve was never heard,

    You gave no thought to feasting or attire—

    Your ears were strained to catch each precious word

    As spirit burned within you like a fire.

    You knew this was the moment you should seek

    The needful things to fill your longing heart

    And joy-tears must have trickled down your cheek

    When He said you had chosen that good part.

    Dear Mary, in your sweet, far-sighted way—

    You teach us of priorities today.