Evidence—(The disciple)

Evidence—(The disciple)

The Man Blind from his Birth.

(The Gospel History, Section 80)

He therefore answered, Whether he be a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.


(The disciple)

(The Saviour of the World, Vol V Book IV Poem LVII)

That, whereas I was blind, now I do see,”—
The erst-blind man made answer when men sought
To investigate that work which had been wrought
On him, unhappy. Behold, for you and me,
The sole reply for who, the mystery
Of that change wrought in us, would understand:
Our “evidence”—imperious, they demand:
And we, long blind, can only say,—“We see!”

But, ah, the difference! we had been blind,
Soliciting the world for things of nought;
Receiving from the grudging hand unkind
Mean scraps of pleasure, meat, for which we sought,
Poor suppliants. Now, what is this we find?—
All things are ours through Him who for us wrought!

St. John ix. 25.

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