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First Line: As when beside the lake of galilee
Last Line: I who so love thee, weeping bitterly?

As when beside the lake of Galilee
Peter and John, above their meshes bent,
Looked up and saw another firmament,
For God stood by them, saying: Follow me!
So was my world transfigured, seeing thee,
And looking in thine eyes I was content,
And, with thy sweet voice for all argument,
I left my tangled nets beside the sea.
O happy John, to lie upon thy heart
And stand beside thee in thine agony,
Thy mother's second child! Alas, alas!
What sin hath laid upon me Peter's part
That I go from this house of Caiaphas,
I who so love thee, weeping bitterly?

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