The Linnet's Wings The Sorrow - Page 64

The Linnet´s Wings The End of the Second Year Arthur Graeme West One writes to ask me if I’ve read Of “the Jutland battle,” of “the great advance Made by the Russians,” chiding—“History Is being made these days, these are the things That are worth while.” These! Not to one who’s lain In Heaven before God’s throne with eyes abased, Worshipping Him, in many forms of Good, That sate thereon; turning this patchwork world Wholly to glorify Him, point His plan Toward some supreme perfection, dimly visioned By loving faith: not these to him, when, stressed By some soul-dizzying woe beyond his trust, He lifts his startled face, and finds the Throne Empty, turns away, too drunk with Truth To mind his shame, or feel the loss of God. 64