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Lord, if I love Thee and Thou lovest me,
    Why need I any more these toilsome days;
    Why should I not run singing up Thy ways
Straight into heaven, to rest myself with Thee?
What need remains of death-pang yet to be,
    If all my soul is quickened in Thy praise;
    If all my heart loves Thee, what need the amaze,
Struggle and dimness of an agony?--
Bride whom I love, if thou too lovest Me,
    Thou needs must choose My Likeness for thy dower:
        So wilt thou toil in patience, and abide
    Hungering and thirsting for that blessed hour
When I My Likeness shall behold in thee,
        And thou therein shalt waken satisfied.

       - Christina G. Rossetti

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