The Bushrangers: A play in five acts

And other poems

Freedom in Faith

Charles Harpur

HIS MIND alone is kingly who (though one)
    But venerates of present things or past
What he believeth good, kneeling to none
    Save God and Truth! Who awed not by this vast
    And shadowy scheme of Life, but anchored fast
In Love and sitting central like the sun
So gives his mental beams to pierce and run
    Through all its secrets while his days may last;
    And thus progressive, little faith hath he
For mysteries, till sounding them he hear
    The gathered tones of their stirr’d depths agree
With that religious harmony severe
Which anthems to his spiritual ear
    The invisible Presence of the Deity.

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