The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:|
all full of
great contentment and an inward gladness that made their steps
were in the company that passed along the road, talking together
things past and things to come, and singing now and then with
clear voices from which the veil of age and sorrow was lifted.
John Weightman joined in some of the songs--which were familiar
from their use in the church--at first with a touch of