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Two sayings of the Holy Scriptures beat
Like pulses, in the church's brow and breast;
And, by them, we find rest in our unrest,
And, heart-deep in salt tears, do yet entreat
God's fellowship, as if on Heavenly seat.
One is, AND JESUS WEPT.--whereon is prest
Full many a sobbing face that drops its best
And sweetest waters on the record sweet:--
And one is, where the Christ denied and scorned
LOOKED UPON PETER! Oh, to render plain,
By help of having loved a little, and mourned,--
That look of sovran love and sovran pain,
Which HE who could not sin, yet suffered, turned
On him who could reject, but not sustain!