Beloved, I do not believe that I
Might know God's mercy so intimately,
Save that I had known---thee!
I do not believe that my soul
Might have been so deep, so pit-like deep,
Had I not known and contained---thee!
Beloved, I might not hope---
Had I not heard thy pledge!
Nor could I have believed,
Save that I had believed in thee!
I could not believe that I
Might comprehend eternity,
Save that I had known thy limitless love!
Surely, Thou art the symbol of my New Day---
Wherein I might read
The record of my eternity!