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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Memorials of Theophilus Trinal, Student (1850). I. Reasoning with God

Thomas Toke Lynch (1818–1871)

O HIDDEN Lord, most wise and rich,

Whom oft I love, but often fear;

Of light and dark, oft doubting which,

Doth most upon Thy works appear:

Why, if in Thee no darkness is,

So deep a shade on human kind?

If Thou be Father, tell me this,

Why the sad heart, the troubled mind?

Then said a voice, “This truth within thee store,

And wait, believing, ere thou askest more:

Earth is a cloud which Time shall puff away,

Then shalt thou see the heaven and feel the day.”