Disciple of the Christ, loving, beloved,
He saw with purer faith, with clearer sight,
That vision of new heaven and new earth,
Wherein should be no night ;
And in the place of error's ebb and flow,
The mortal waves that ever seem to be,
Love's quiet all around, a holy calm—
And there was no more sea.
The evil days for him were not prolonged,
He had no fear of age, nor sense of time;
And in the city of our God, the Lamb
Saw, as the light sublime.
No changing twilight, darkness hiding day,
Nor scorching flame of fierce material sun,
But radiance of the Sun of Righteousness,
Revealing man as one
With Life eternal, Father-Mother God.
Thus, as of yore John saw new heaven, new earth,
So in our time one loving woman taught
The truth of our new birth.
And following in the footsteps of the Christ
She bade us walk in everlasting light,
Knowing past doubt the unreality
Of sea, and time, and night.