The life of those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High may be called a Hidden Life, because the animating principle, the vital or operative element, is not so much in itself as in another. It is a life grafted into another life. It is the life of the soul, incorporated into the life of Christ; and in such a way, that, while it has a distinct vitality, it has so very much in the sense, in which the branch of a tree may be said to have a distinct vitality from the root.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Waiting and Guidance

WAIT ON THE LORD, to learn the time
And circumstance of every deed;
He loves to bow His thought sublime
To those who wait, and feel their need.

He knows the time, He knows the way,
And He alone can give the light,
Which will not lead our steps astray,
But teach and guide them in the right.

Oh, then in RECOLLECTION wait,
In calmness look, till light is given;
And thus thou shalt not miss the straight
And narrow way that leads to heaven.

Christ in the Soul (1872) XLVIII.

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