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Selected Religious Poems of Solomon ibn Gabirol, tr. by Israel Zangwill, [1923], at


Thou art Light celestial, and the eyes of the pure shall behold Thee
But the clouds of sin shall veil Thee from the eyes of the sinners.
Thou art Light, hidden in this world but to be revealed in the visible world on high.
"On the mount of the Lord shall it be seen."
Light Eternal art Thou, and the eye of the intellect longeth and yearneth for Thee.
"Yet only a part shall it see, the whole it shall not behold."

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