1. Forgiveness is the means appointed for perception’s ending. 2Knowledge is restored after perception first is changed, and then gives way entirely to what remains forever past its highest reach. 3For sights and sounds, at best, can serve but to recall the memory that lies beyond them all. 4Forgiveness sweeps away distortions, and opens the hidden altar to the truth. 5Its lilies shine into the mind, and call it to return and look within, to find what it has vainly sought without. 6For here, and only here, is peace of mind restored, for this the dwelling place of God Himself.
2. In quiet may forgiveness wipe away my dreams of separation and of sin. 2Then let me, Father, look within, and find Your promise of my sinlessness is kept; Your Word remains unchanged within my mind, Your Love is still abiding in my heart.