Flash III

The “Truth”, most glorious and most exalted, is omnipresent. He knows the outer and inner state of all men in every condition. Oh, what a loss will be thine if thou turnest thine eyes from His face to fix them on other objects, and forsakest the way that is pleasing to Him to follow other roads!

My Love stood by me at the dawn of day,
And said, “To grief you make my heart a prey;
Whilst I am casting looks of love at you
Have you no shame to turn your eyes away?”

All my life long I tread love's path of pain,
If peradventure “union” I may gain.
Better to catch one moment's glimpse of Thee
Than earthly beauties' love through life retain.