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First Line: If that high world, which lies beyond
Last Line: And soul in soul grow deathless theirs!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


IF that high world, which lies beyond
Our own, surviving Love endears;
If there the cherish'd heart be found,
The eye the same, except in tears --
How welcome those untrodden spheres!
How sweet this very hour to die!
To soar from earth, and find all fears
Lost in thy light -- Eternity!

It must be so: 't is not for self
That we so tremble on the brink;
And, striving to o'erleap the gulf,
Yet cling to Being's severing link.
Oh! in that future let us think
To hold each heart the heart that shares;
With them the immortal waters drink,
And soul in soul grow deathless theirs!





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