Hope Is Not the Creature of Sensation

Music: The Harmonious Blacksmith.
By G.F. Handel. Sequenced by
Ken Whitcomb.

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Hope is not the creature of sensation.
A miracle's the work of only days.
Nor can faith be founded on conviction
Unsustained by ritual and art.
Knowledge of the senses is creation
Kindled by a truth that sense betrays,
As faith emerges whole from ancient fiction,
Holding quiet commerce with the heart.




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