ROBERT BROWNING BELIEVED IN GOD
The English poet, Robert
Browning, temporarily chose to follow Shelley’s example and adopted Atheism.
Later, he too returned to the belief in God and considered the existence of
God, “as certain beyond the need of proof.” (Britannica, 1974, 336).
heart beneath, as if, God speeding me,
entered His church door, nature leading me
I looked to these very skies,
probing their immensities ,
God there, His visible power;
brought all to a single test
the Eternal First and Last,
His power, had so surpassed
conceives of what is might,
wisdom, too, showed infinite,
prove as infinitely good;
shall behold Thee, face to face,
and in Thy light retrace
all I loved Thee, still wast Thou!
pressing to, then, as I fain would now,
find as able to satiate
love, Thy gift, as my spirit=s wonder
able to quicken and sublimate,
this sky of Thine, that I now walk under,
glory in Thee for, as I gaze
thus! Oh, let men keep their ways
seeking Thee in a narrow shrine --
Be this my
way! And this mine!