THE CLEARED PATH
Mine eyes are not afraid.
I have lifted them unto heaven,
And the light was mild,
Aye, and comfort-dealing!
I, no longer with that chaotic
Wonderment, walk the pathway.
To me, earth is removed,
And the heavens become companionable
No longer is it true, that the earth is
Companionable and the heavens removed!
With a noble sureness is my soul vested.
With a fearful faith I walk no longer.
What gladness I shall sing
In accord with the day!
All men upon my pathway,
Shall become my companions.
I shall know them with a new knowing!
I shall understand them with a new
Understanding! I am no longer afraid.
I have lifted mine eyes unto the heavens,
And beheld the simpleness of faith.