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Faith And Reason

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Two travelera started on a tour "Wlth trust and knowledge laden; Oue was a man with mighty brain, And one a gcntle malden. They joined their hands and vowed to bo Companions for a season. The gentle maiden's name was Faith, Tho mighty man's was Reason. He sought all knowledge from this world. And every world a-near it; All matter and all mind were his, But hers was only spirit. If any stars were missed from heaven, His telescope could flnd them; But while he only foUnd the stars She foiwd the God behind them. Ho söught for truth above, below. All hiddeïi things revealing; She only Bought it womanwise. And found it ia her feeling. He said, "This earth's a rolli.ig balL" And so doth science prove it. He but discovered that it moves, She found the strings that move it. He reads with geologie eye The record of the ages; Unfolding strata, he translates Earth's wonder written pages. He digs around a mountain baso And measures with a plummet; She leaps it with a single bound And stands upon the summit. Ho brings to light the secret force In nature's labyrinth lurkins And binds it to his onward car To do his mighty working. He sends his message o'er the earth And down where sea gems glisten; : She sendeth hers to God, himself, Who bends his ear to listen. AU things in science, beauty, art. In common they inherit; But he has only clasped the form, While she has clasped the spirit. He tries from earth to forge a key To ope the gate of heaven! That key is in the maiden's heart, And back its bolts are driven. They part! Without her all is dark, His knowledge vain and hollow, For Faith has entered in with God,. Where Reason may not follow.


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