Lo! in the vigils of the night, ere sped The first bright arrows from the Orient shed, The heart of Silence trembled into sound, And out of Vastness came a Voice, which said:
I am alone; thou only art in Me: I am the stream of Life that flows through thee: I comprehend all substance, fill all space: I am pure Being, by whom all things be.
I am thy Dawn, from darkness to release: I am the Deep, wherein thy sorrows cease: Be still! be still! and know that I am God: Acquaint thyself with Me, and be at peace!
I am the Silence that is more than sound: If therewithin thou lose thee, thou art found: The stormless, shoreless Ocean, which is I — Thou canst not breathe, but in its bosom drowned.
I am all Love: there is naught else but I: I am all Power: the rest is phantasy: Evil, and anguish, sorrow, death, and hell — These are the fear-flung shadows of a lie.
Arraign not Mine Omnipotence, to say That aught beside in earth or heaven hath sway! The powers of darkness are not: that which is Abideth: these but vaunt them for a day.
Know thou thyself: as thou hast learned of Me, I made thee three in one, and one in three — Spirit and Mind and Form, immortal Whole, Divine and undivided Trinity.
Seek not to break the triple bond assigned Mind sees by Spirit: Body moves by Mind: Divorced from Spirit, both way-wildered fall — Leader and led, the blindfold and the blind.
Look not without thee: thou hast that within, Makes whole thy sickness, impotent thy sin: Survey thy forces, rally to thyself: That which thou would’st not hath no power to win
I, God, enfold thee like an atmosphere: Thou to thyself wert never yet more near: Think not to shun Me: whither would’st thou fly? Nor go not hence to seek Me: I am here.
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