Here you will find the Poem Fifth Sunday After Epiphany of poet John Keble
"Wake, arm Divine! awake, Eye of the only Wise! Now for Thy glory's sake, Saviour and God, arise, And may Thine ear, that sealed seems, In pity mark our mournful themes!" Thus in her lonely hour Thy Church is fain to cry, As if Thy love and power Were vanished from her sky; Yet God is there, and at His side He triumphs, who for sinners died. Ah! 'tis the world enthralls The Heaven-betrothed breast: The traitor Sense recalls The soaring soul from rest. That bitter sigh was all for earth, For glories gone and vanished mirth. Age would to youth return, Farther from Heaven would be, To feel the wildfire burn, On idolising knee Again to fall, and rob Thy shrine Of hearts, the right of Love Divine. Lord of this erring flock! Thou whose soft showers distil On ocean waste or rock, Free as on Hermon hill, Do Thou our craven spirits cheer, And shame away the selfish tear. 'Twas silent all and dead Beside the barren sea, Where Philip's steps were led, Led by a voice from Thee - He rose and went, nor asked Thee why, Nor stayed to heave one faithless sigh: Upon his lonely way The high-born traveller came, Reading a mournful lay Of "One who bore our shame, Silent Himself, His name untold, And yet His glories were of old." To muse what Heaven might mean His wondering brow he raised, And met an eye serene That on him watchful gazed. No Hermit e'er so welcome crossed A child's lone path in woodland lost. Now wonder turns to love; The scrolls of sacred lore No darksome mazes prove; The desert tires no more They bathe where holy waters flow, Then on their way rejoicing go. They part to meet in Heaven; But of the joy they share, Absolving and forgiven, The sweet remembrance bear. Yes--mark him well, ye cold and proud. Bewildered in a heartless crowd, Starting and turning pale At Rumour's angry din - No storm can now assail The charm he wears within, Rejoicing still, and doing good, And with the thought of God imbued. No glare of high estate, No gloom of woe or want, The radiance can abate Where Heaven delights to haunt: Sin only bides the genial ray, And, round the Cross, makes night of day. Then weep it from thy heart; So mayst thou duly learn The intercessor's part; Thy prayers and tears may earn For fallen souls some healing breath, Era they have died the Apostate's death.