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[214] “Where is God, that we should fear Him?”
     Thus the earth-born Titans say;
“God! If Thou art living, hear us!”
     Thus the weak ones pray. “

‘Thou, the patient Heaven upbraiding,’
     Spake a solemn Voice within;
“Weary of our Lord's forbearance,
     Art thou free from sin?

Fearless brow to Him uplifting,
     Canst thou for His thunders call,
Knowing that to guilt's attraction
     Evermore they fall?

Know'st thou not all germs of evil
     In thy heart await their time?
Not thyself, but God's restraining,
     Stays their growth of crime.

Couldst thou boast, O child of weakness!
     O'er the sons of wrong and strife,
Were their strong temptations planted
     In thy path of life?

Thou hast seen two streamlets gushing
     From one fountain, clear and free,
But by widely varying channels
     Searching for the sea.

Glideth one through greenest valleys,
     Kissing them with lips still sweet;

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