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why from thought should fresh doubt start-- An ever-lengthening cord?

Might he not make my troubled heart

Right sure it was the Lord?

will not let a smaller boon Hinder the coming best;

A granted sign might all too soon

Rejoice thee into rest.

could not any sign, though grand As hosts of fire about,

Though lovely as a sunset-land,

Secure thy soul from doubt.

A smile from one thou lovedst well

Gladdened thee all the day;

doubt which all day far did dwell Came home with twilight gray.
doubt will come, will ever come, Though signs be perfect good,

Till heart to heart strike doubting dumb,

And both are understood.

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