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THE SACRED HEART.                   87
Still limiting His own loved Self with His dear coequal
Spirit, No change comes o'er that blissful Life, no shadow
passeth near it. And beautiful dread Attributes, all manifold and bright, Now thousands seem, now lose themselves in one self-living light; And far in that deep Life of God, in harmony complete, Like crowned kings, all opposite perfections take their seat.
And in that ungrowing vision nothing deepens, nothing
brightens, But the living Life of God perpetually lightens; And created life is nothing but a radiant shadow
fleeing From the unapproached lustres of that Unbeginning
Being; Spirits wise and deep have watched that everlasting
Ocean, And never o'er its lucid field hath rippled faintest
motion ; In glory undistinguished never have the Three seemed
One, Nor ever in divided streams the Single Essence run.
There reigns the Eternal Father, in His lone preroga­tives,
And, in the Father's Mind, the Son, all self-existing, lives,

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