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Poem by Jones Very


The Light from Within


I saw on earth another light
 Than that which lit my eye
Come forth as from my soul within,
 And from a higher sky.

Its beams shone still unclouded on,
 When in the farthest west
The sun I once had known had sunk
 Forever to his rest.

And on I walked, though dark the night,
 Nor rose his orb by day;
As one who by a surer guide
 Was pointed out the way.

'Twas brighter far than noonday's beam;
 It shone from God within,
And lit, as by a lamp from heaven,
 The world's dark track of sin.



Jones Very


Jones Very's other poems:
  1. Day
  2. To the Fossil Flower
  3. Worship
  4. The Robin
  5. The Dead


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