By Charles Sangster



     Faith is the Christian’s Pisgah.  Here he stands
     Enthroned above the world; and with the eye
     Of full Belief looks through the smiling sky
     Into the Future, where the Sacred Lands
     Of Promise, though extending ev’n beyond


     His half-ubiquitous vision, are brought nigh,
     And he beholds their beauty.  Faith is strong;
     It is the giant arm that puts aside
     The mountain-tops of Error.  ’Tis the bond
     Indissoluble, that unites man to


     His God; the trusty, Omnipresent Guide
     That wings him with electric speed along
     The intervening space that screens the view
Of that high heaven where the Sons of Faith abide. [Page 216]