The Prayer of the Longing Heart.
There was one who for a long while, amidst
the mercies of God, and also many sorrows,
longed continually that God would release the
soul and take her to Himself. And the Lord
said to her, “Wait.” Then did the suffering
one answer, “Lord, I cannot cease from longing.
Oh, how gladly would I be with Thee!”
Then said the Lord—
“Before the worlds, O soul, I longed for thee;
And still I long, and thou dost long for Me;
And when two longings meet, for ever stilled,
The cup of love is filled.”