Behind The Veil Poem by John Henry Newman

Behind The Veil

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BANISH'D the House of sacred rest,
Amid a thoughtless throng,
At length I heard its creed confess'd,
And knelt the saints among.

Artless his strain and unadorn'd,
Who spoke Christ's message there;
But what at home I might have scorn'd,
Now charm'd my famish'd ear.

Lord, grant me this abiding grace,
Thy Word and sons to know;
To pierce the veil on Moses' face,
Although his speech be slow.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michael Walker 19 December 2019

Moses was reputed to be a hesitant speaker, which is surprising.

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Dr Antony Theodore 19 December 2019

Lord, grant me this abiding grace, Thy Word and sons to know; To pierce the veil on Moses' face, Although his speech be slow. very good poem

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Michael Walker 02 October 2019

It took Newman a long while to hear the Christian creed with acceptance. He was tempted by unbelief for a while. Later, the Gospel ' charm'd my famished ear, . The last two lines are powerful for imagery, rather than direct language: ' To pierce the veil on Moses' face, /Although his speech be slow'. That is brilliant, I think.

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