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Bax, Clifford - Turn Back, O Man

Identifier

000228

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Clifford Bax – Turn Back, O Man

Turn back, O man, forswear thy foolish ways;
Old now is earth, and none may count her ways
Yet thou, her child, whose head is crowned with flame
Still wilt not hear thine inner God proclaim
Turn back, O man, forswear thy foolish ways
 
Earth might be fair and all men glad and wise
Age after age their tragic empires rise,
Built while they dream, and in that dreaming weep;
Would man but wake from out his haunted sleep,
Earth might be fair and all men glad and wise
 
Earth shall be fair, and all her people one
Not till that hour shall God's whole will be done;
Now, even now, once more from earth to sky
Peals forth in joy man's old undaunted cry,
Earth shall be fair, and all her folk be one

The source of the experience

Bax, Clifford

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Higher spirit

Symbols

Flame

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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