O let the Light, the Truth, the Light of my heart, not mine own darkness, speak unto me. I fell off into that, and became
darkened; but even thence, even thence I loved Thee. I went astray, and remembered Thee. I heard Thy voice behind me, calling
to me to return, and scarcely heard it, through the tumultuousness of the enemies of peace. And now, behold, I return in distress
and panting after Thy fountain. Let no man forbid me! of this will I drink, and so live. Let me not be mine
own life; from myself I lived ill, death was I to myself; and I revive in Thee. Do Thou speak unto me, do Thou discourse
unto me. I have believed Thy Books, and their words be most full of mystery.