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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
1440. Love
By Katrina Trask
O POWER of Love, O wondrous mystery!
How is my dark illumined by thy light,
That maketh morning of my gloomy night,
Setting my soul from Sorrow’s bondage free
With swift-sent revelation! yea, I see        5
Beyond the limitation of my sight
And senses, comprehending now, aright,
To-day’s proportion to Eternity.
Through thee, my faith in God is made more sure,
My searching eyes have pierced the misty veil;        10
The pain and anguish which stern Sorrow brings
Through thee become more easy to endure.
Love-strong I mount; and Heaven’s high summit scale;
Through thee, my soul has spread her folded wings.


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