It came in a flash;
A vision of that infinite instant:

A thousand preachers;
Shouting, prancing, dancing,
In meaningless gyrations,
Before a vested horde:
Yet their lips moved not;
Nor was made a sound,
Save the wind.

Then a word did I hear:
Their lips are closed,
Because their eyes are blind;
Their tongues are dumb,
Because their ears are deaf.
There is no life in their mouth,
Because death is in their hearts:
For the greatness of the sin;
Proceeds from the greatness
Of His love;
Whom they have offended.

The Word of the Spirit,
Will not return unto Him Void.