In What Light Shall He Be Comprehended?
In what light shall He be comprehended?
Starkly 'gainst the day's invincible blaze,
By crescent moon's muted pale commended,
Or bathed in starlight's dusty, shim'ring haze?
None — for calls of such common titans tire.
By torch then, 'midst the temple surround?
More modestly in private lamplight's fire?
No. 'Tis perfect darkness that best is bound
About his silent, immutable form:
For then shall phosphorescence in the stone,
Charged through patient eons, begin to warm,
And lo, in they whose minds His story's known
Shall come illumined His godliest face —
Rejoicing their brilliance, praising their grace.