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The Dream of Gerontius 21 October, 2004

Posted by monopod in Religion.
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Excerpt from The Dream of Gerontius (Cardinal John Henry Newman):

Take me away, and in the lowest deep
There let me be,
And there in hope the lone night-watches keep,
Told out for me.
There, motionless and happy in my pain,
Lone, not forlorn,-
There will I sing my sad perpetual strain,
Until the morn.
There will I sing, and soothe my stricken breast,
Which ne’er can cease
To throb, and pine, and languish, till possest
Of its Sole Peace.
There will I sing my absent Lord and Love:-
Take me away,
That sooner I may rise, and go above,
And see Him in the truth of everlasting day.

Sometimes you are given the gift of something you cannot express yourself. There’s something to be said for having heard it from a velvet voice, too.

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