previous next

[226] Like warp and woof all destinies
     Are woven fast,
Linked in sympathy like the keys
     Of an organ vast.

Pluck one thread, and the web ye mar;
     Break but one
Of a thousand keys, and the paining jar
     Through all will run.

O restless spirit! wherefore strain
     Beyond thy sphere?
Heaven and hell, with their joy and pain,
     Are now and here.

Back to thyself is measured well
     All thou hast given;
Thy neighbor's wrong is thy present hell,
     His bliss, thy heaven.

And in life, in death, in dark and light,
     All are in God's care:
Sound the black abyss, pierce the deep of night,
     And He is there!

All which is real now remaineth,
     And fadeth never:
The hand which upholds it now sustaineth
     The soul forever.

Leaning on Him, make with reverent meekness
     His own thy will,

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: