Many a house of life hath held me — seeking ever him who wroughtThese prisons of the senses, sorrow fraught; sore was my ceaseless strife;But now,Thou builder of this tabernacle — thou !I know thee ! Never shalt thou build again these walls of pain.Nor raise the roof tree of deceits, nor lay fresh rafters on the clay;Broken thy house is, and the ridge pole split!Delusion fashioned it ! Safe pass I thence — deliverance to obtain.
"And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man."They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Nor entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all."Even thus shall it be in the clay when the Son of man is revealed."In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away, and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back," etc. (And also Luke xxi 25, etc.) :"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."