Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series I/Volume I/Confessions/Book X/Chapter 1
Chapter I.—In God Alone is the Hope and Joy of Man.
1. Let me know Thee, O Thou who knowest me; let me know Thee, as I am known. O Thou strength of my soul, enter into it, and prepare it for Thyself, that Thou mayest have and hold it without “spot or wrinkle.” This is my hope, “therefore have I spoken;” and in this hope do I rejoice, when I rejoice soberly. Other things of this life ought the less to be sorrowed for, the more they are sorrowed for; and ought the more to be sorrowed for, the less men do sorrow for them. For behold, “Thou desirest truth,” seeing that he who does it “cometh to the light.” This wish I to do in confession in my heart before Thee, and in my writing before many witnesses.
- 1 Cor. xiii. 12.
- Eph. v. 27.
- Ps. cxvi. 10.
- Ps. 1i. 6.
- John iii. 20.