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O blessed, will-less, childlike spirit ;
True Angel-bliss of Fatherland! My heart's desires I all surrender :
There lies my soul in God's own Hand.
O Will of God! my spirit's longing ;
My food in pain and misery :-
So shall my will rest pure and free.
O Will, work in me thy good pleasure,
Through Time, and in Eternity : Be joy or sadness here my portion,
All bliss is mine, in loving thee !
Lord, help to slay the self-life in me;
The bitter Nature-powers that strive: That I my soul to Thee surrender,
And to Thy Will for ever live !
WATCH AND PRAY.
(WACHET UND BETET.)
SLEEP not, O Spul by God awakened:
Eternity's loud call obey.
'What are we dreaming ? Why loiter we upon our way?
Lay by each weight, and all that binds thee;
Joys that thy soul's true joy would mar.
Be ever ready :-
Arise, and let us go to meet Him;
And leave all as it standeth here :
To the pure-hearted
Turn inwards—there thy soul shall find Him;
And ever in the spirit pray,
Thine Oil now gather !
Now, all for God! No semblance profits.
Lord, fill us with Thine Oil of Love, To feed the flame of life's devotion ;
And give us soul-light, Which nought in death can quench or move !
Arouse our hearts Thyself, O Jesus,
The pilgrim-course with might to run.
And never leave us,
(DER PILGER AUSGANG.).
From all created things, That pass not with us through the grave, My spirit turns away.
O Master, gird my loins ; And let me, as a stranger here,
Pass on; nor wish to stay !
The World hath nought in me; And I in her have nought to hope ; Her pleasures only cloy:
I close mine eyes to all. A true, eternal life alone
No dreams—can give me joy.
For ever I renounce
Upon the pilgrimage ;
'Tis but a weary load : I cannot travel whilst these cares
My heart and soul engage.
A passing stranger here, What doth this world concern my heart ?
Loosened from all, and bare,
I journey on in peace.
I leave you lying there !
I turn e'en from the things
What mine is, is not mine,
God is my Good alone;
All others I resign.
Cease, heart-grief;.cease, deceit ! ,
All Purity and Truth,
Ever in Thee abound.