Let want and persecution come,
And grief in all its forms of gloom;
Fear not. Thy strength is from above.
Fear not. Thou yet hast power to LOVE.
Let tribulation's evil day
Take friend, and home, and wealth away;
Fear not. Though all things else may part,
They cannot take away the heart.
The power to LOVE doth still remain,
With goods bereft, and prospects slain;
The power to LOVE, which cannot die,
When all things else in ruin lie.
If this is left, not all is gone;
If this is left, march boldly on;
If this is left, thou still art whole;
LOVE is the Heaven of the soul.
— Christ in the Soul (1872) XLIV.