ALL THINGS ARE FULL OF GOD
by: John Stuart Blackie
- LL things
are full of God. Thus spoke
- Wise Thales in the days
- When subtle Greece to thought awoke
- And soared in lofty ways.
- And now what wisdom have we more?
- No sage divining-rod
- Hath taught than this a deeper lore,
- ALL THINGS ARE FULL OF GOD.
- The Light that gloweth in the sky
- And shimmers in the sea,
- That quivers in the painted fly
- And gems the pictured lea,
- The million hues of Heaven above
- And Earth below are one,
- And every lightful eye doth love
- The primal light, the Sun.
- Even so, all vital virtue flows
- From lifes first fountain, God;
- And he who feels, and he who knows,
- Doth feel and know from God.
- As fishes swim in briny sea,
- As fowl do float in air,
- From Thy embrace we cannot flee;
- We breathe, and Thou art there.
- Go, take thy glass, astronomer,
- And all the girth survey
- Of sphere harmonious linked to sphere,
- In endless bright array.
- All that far-reaching Science there
- Can measure with her rod,
- All powers, all laws, are but the fair
- Embodied thoughts of God.
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"All things are full of God"
is reprinted from The Oxford book of English mystical verse.
Ed. D.H.S. Nicholson. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1917.