On Self-denial

On Self-denial

I entered my sanctuary to find my Lord,
But found there only my self.

I left my sanctuary to find my Lord,
But in the world I could not hear Him.

I then left the charted terrain,
But again found my self, lost.

I returned to my sanctuary and broke silence
With groaning and weeping lamentation.

When I had finished my grieving
And silence returned, He came to find me

In His sanctuary.