The Confessions And Letters Of St by St. Augustine
Chapter I.--In God Alone is the Hope and Joy of Man.
1. Let me know Thee, O Thou who knowest me; let me know Thee, as I am known. O Thou strength of my soul, enter into it, and prepare it for Thyself, that Thou mayest have and hold it without |spot or wrinkle.| This is my hope, |therefore have I spoken;| and in this hope do I rejoice, when I rejoice soberly. Other things of this life ought the less to be sorrowed for, the more they are sorrowed for; and ought the more to be sorrowed for, the less men do sorrow for them. For behold, |Thou desirest truth,| seeing that he who does it |cometh to the light.| This wish I to do in confession in my heart before Thee, and in my writing before many witnesses.