WHEN ONE BEGINS TO SEE THE NECESSITTY OF A HIGHER THAN NATURAL AFFECTION.
I thank thee 0! God! for all that thou hast given me.
I praise and bless thee for those whom I have called mine.
I see that they were thine before they were mine.
I see that thou art in them and they are in thee, even as I and thou art inseparable.
I acknowledge thy name which was writ upon them before I named them.
In my ignorance I did not see and read it, and I said they were all my own.
Gladly do 1 repent of this my sense-error, and make restitution