A precious view

A precious, pure, and perfect view
St. John did see formed anew
Light so bright, not the sun
Love’s pure light, the holy One 
No temple, stone, or body there
Truth illumines this city foursquare

What a thought to ponder!
Through Scripture’s sacred pages
Christianity’s strength and permanence
Unchanged throughout the ages

The Science of celestial being 
Our Savior brought to light
Lifting consciousness into eternal Truth
Reveals true and holy sight

Let us stand upon the mount 
To see reality
There, mist cannot obscure
Truth’s actuality 
Not material history, spiritual development is true and correct
Its beauty, continuity, and goodness
Behold! One primal cause and effect 

Called from darkness into holiness
Science, sunshine of Truth, the light
Ever precious, pure, and perfect
To our heavenly Father’s sight

—G. Gershala Goldsmith

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