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LIGHT IN DARKNESS                  169
In that dark dawn, confused yet plain I thought that I could see, In radiant indistinctness clad,
The Holy Trinity.
My soul lay at the door of death,
Anguish and dread within; For all 1 had and all I was
Seemed nothing then but sin.
How I could speak I cannot tell,
How I could dare to pray Seemed wonderful; and yet my heart
To Jesus dared to say :
Show me the Father's Face, O Lord,
This was my venturous cry, And close before me, as I prayed,
Methought Some One passed by.
And yet He was not One but Three,
Oh how fatherly He seemed! A mercy half so merciful
I never could have dreamed.
The space of one swift lightning's flash
Was the Majesty outspread; Then the angels' songs the silence broke,
And the glorious darkness fled.

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