This view is founded upon the relation existing between quietness of spirit and faith. And it seems to us to harmonize with the remark of the apostle, that “whatsoever is not of faith is sin." Rom. 14:23.
WHEN FROM THE HEART ITS ILLS ARE DRIVEN.
When from the heart its ills are driven,
And God, restored, resumes control,
The outward life becomes a heaven,
As bright as that within the soul.
Where once was pride and stern disdain,
And acts expressing fierce desire,
The eye, that closest looks, in vain
Shall seek the trace of nature's file.
No flame of earth, no passion now,
Has left its scorching mark behind;
But lip, and cheek, and radiant brow,
Reflect the brightness of the mind.
For where should be the signs of sin,
When sin itself has left the breast;
When God alone is Lord within,
And perfect faith gives perfect rest?
— edited from A Treatise on Divine Union (1851) Part 8, Chapter 11.