Magazine article First Things; A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life

Song of the Soul That Takes Pleasure in Knowing God by Faith

Magazine article First Things; A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life

Song of the Soul That Takes Pleasure in Knowing God by Faith

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How well I know the spring that feeds the torrent,

though night has fallen!

The spring runs from forever, and past finding;

how well I know it as it flows down winding,

though night has fallen.

Since it has none, I know not where its source is,

but know that there all things begin their courses,

though night has fallen.

I know nowhere exists so fair a treasure,

yet heaven and earth there slake their thirst with pleasure,

though night has fallen.

So clear it shines that nothing foul can scum it,

and every light, I know, emanates from it,

though night has fallen.

So full its current, and so strongly churning,

that heaven rains on hell and on the burning,

though night has fallen. …

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