The Gates of Time and Other Poems

by Frederick George Scott



After receiving the Holy Communion


I have Thee now, O Jesu,
    Enshrined within my soul,
In all Thy love and fulness,
    With power to make me whole.
Though cold and so unworthy,
    Though weak and stained with sin,
I opened to Thee, Jesu,
    And Thou hast entered in.

I have Thee now, O Jesu!
    And oh, the thrill divine

To feel that Thou art in me,
    To know that Thou art mine!
I have Thee, too, O Jesu,
    As pledge of future bliss;
But faith is lost in wonder
    At rapture more than this.

I have Thee now, O Jesu!
    Purge all my dross away,
Light up my inmost being
    With Thy full flood of day;

Do Thou, O Lord, shine through me
    In all my words and ways,
Till others catch Thy glory,
    And join in endless praise.

I have Thee now, O Jesu!

    Oh, never more depart!
Grant that no fresh offences
    Shall drive Thee from my heart;
Till down the long, dark valley,
    The path which Thou hast trod,
There dawns in cloudless splendour
    The vision of my God.