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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
“That where I am, there ye may be also”
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
 
HOW know I that it looms lovely, that land I have never seen,
With morning-glories, and heartsease, and unexampled green,
With neither heat nor cold in the balm-redolent air?
  Some of this, not all, I know; but this is so:
            Christ is there.        5
 
How know I that blessedness befalls who dwell in Paradise,
The outwearied hearts refreshing, rekindling the worn-out eyes,
All souls singing, seeing, rejoicing everywhere?
  Nay, much more than this I know; for this is so:
            Christ is there.        10
 
O Lord Christ, whom having not seen I love and desire to love,
O Lord Christ, who lookest on me uncomely, yet still Thy dove,
Take me to Thee in Paradise, Thine own made fair;
  For whatever else I know, this thing is so:
            Thou art there.        15
 
 
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