Doubt no longer that the Highest is the wisest and the best, Let not all that saddens Nature blight thy hope or break thy rest, Quail not at the fiery mountain, at the shipwreck, or the rolling Thunder, or the rending earthquake, or the famine, or the pest! Neither mourn if human creeds be lower than the heart’s desire! Thro’ the gates that bar the distance comes a gleam of what is higher. Wait till Death has flung them open, when the man will make the Maker Dark no more with human hatreds in the glare of deathless fire!
- by Alfred Tennyson, Lord (1809 - 1892), "Faith", appears in The Death of Œnone, Akbar's Dream, and Other Poems [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "Faith", op. 97 no. 3, published 1908 [ voice and piano ], from Six Songs of Faith, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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