Once I knew the depth where no hope was and darkness lay on the face of all things

Then love came and set my soul free

Once I fretted and beat myself against the wall that shut me in

My life was without a past or future, and death a consummation devoutly to be wished

But a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hands that clutched at emptiness, and  my heart leaped up with the rapture of living

I don't know the meaning of darkness, but I have learned the overcoming it