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……..The Meaning Of The Look

I think that look of Christ might seem to say,
“Thou Peter! Art thou then a common stone
Which I at last must break my heart upon,
For all God’s charge to his high angels may
Guard my foot better?  Did I yesterday
Wash thy feet, my beloved, that they should run
Quick to deny me ‘neath the morning sun?
And do thy kisses, like the rest, betray?
The cock crows coldly. – Go, and manifest
A late contrition, but no bootless fear!
For when thy final need is dreariest,
Thou shalt not be denied, as I am here;
My voice to God and angels shall attest,
‘Because I KNOW this man, let him be clear.’”

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