Lines

I SOMETIMES think that had I seen Thy face
  In those old days when Thou wast with us here,
  Clothed with our flesh, a man as we are men,
The very sight had filled my soul with grace;
  I should have clung to Thee, and not again
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  Moved from Thy side, no lurking doubt or fear
Could drive me from so sweet a hiding-place.
So think I sometimes, and would almost pray
  That other age were chosen my faith to prove
  More near Thine own (if such a prayer might be),
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Full of Thy memories. But no; each day
  Hath its own light, O Christ, and proofs of Thee;
  For there was one who saw Thy look of love,
Yet, having wealth, went sorrowful away.

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Frederick George Scott

Frederick George Scott was a Canadian poet and author, known as the Poet of the Laurentians. more…

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