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Dowden, Edward - A New Hymn for Solitude

Identifier

015235

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

A New hymn for solitude

I found Thee in my heart, O Lord,
As in some secret shrine;
I knelt, I waited for Thy word,
I joyed to name Thee mine.

I feared to give myself away
To that or this; beside
Thy altar on my face I lay,
And in strong need I cried.

Those hours are past. Thou art not mine,
And therefore I rejoice,
I wait within no holy shrine,
I faint not for the voice.

In Thee we live; and every wind
Of heaven is Thine; blown free
To west, to east, the God unshrined
Is still discovering me.

The source of the experience

Dowden, Edward

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Higher spirit

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed

Commonsteps

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