Words: Ed­na St. Vin­cent Mil­lay, Re­na­scence and Other Po­ems, 1917, alt.

Music: Cre­a­tion, , 1798. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • He Lead­eth Me, , Gold­en Cen­ser (New York: 1864)

O God, I cried, no dark disguise
Can e’er hereafter hide from me
Thy radiant identity, Thy radiant identity!
I know the path that tells the way
Thro’ the cool eve of every day.
God, I can push the grass apart
And lay my finger on Thy heart.

The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide;
Above the world is stretched the sky—
No higher than the soul is high.
The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand;
The soul can split the sky in two,
And let the face of God shine thro’.