The Sixth Prophecy, Called Peace
The Voice of the Spirit to the children of Truth,–
Rejoice, and be glad I Yea, be filled with gladness!
For the Great Task is completed, and there is no more labor;
The Long Journey is ended, and there is no more weariness;
The days are numbered, and the Savior has come.
There is peace upon the hills, and in the valleys a tumult of great joy,
For the Child who is Love and Wisdom is apprehended,
And the Kingdom which is Goodwill and Peace is proclaimed.
Sing, ye holy ones!
Ye pure and peaceful, let your voices be heard!
Truth is established, and righteousness reigneth.
There is joy for every sorrow,
This is oil for every wound,
And there is healing for every broken heart.
For the weary there is a rest that endureth,
For the wandering an eternal refuge,
And for the despairing and tempest-tossed a harbor of great gladness,
Fur there is sinlessness of heart.
Out of the dark places of self,
Beyond the uncertain valley of Transition,
Is found the peaceful Path of Holiness.
Upon the high Peaks of Purity,
Upon the Mountains of Righteousness,
Even upon the lofty Hills of Love,
There abideth eternal peace,
There awaiteth everlasting rest.
Whosoever will climb, let him come and see;
Whosoever will strive, let him come and know;
Whosoever will overcome, let him come and enter in.
The darkness is dispersed,
The power of evil is destroyed,
And the wheel of Fate is broken.
The Light abideth in eternal glory,
The power of Good is supreme,
And Righteousness and Love have broken every bond.
Death is slain, for Life is known;
Doubt is no more, for immortality is tasted;
Fear is cast out, for Perfect Love is revealed,
The King of Truth is near,
And He is Perfect Knowledge;
The Lord of Life is at hand,
And He is Perfect Purity;
The Savior is here, and He is Perfect Love;
Therefore, peace abideth,
Yea, abideth for ever.
These things are made known to the righteous,
To the wise their glory is revealed,
And by the guileless alone are these three Perfections comprehended;
For he that is unholy knoweth only that which is unholy;
He that is holy knoweth holy things.
Perfection cannot be distorted,–
Behold its beauty!
Righteousness cannot be broken,–
How faultless are its proportions!
Truth remains undisturbed,–
How incomparable is its calm!
And because of this, there is great rejoicing,
Because of this, there is holy gladness,
Because of this, there is unending peace.