No coward soul is mine

— Emily Brontë —

No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.

O God within my breast,
Almighty, ever-present Deity
Life, that in me has rest
As I, undying Life, have power in Thee.

Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men’s hearts, unutterably vain,
Worthless as withered weeds
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main

To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by Thy infinity
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of Immortality.

With wide-embracing love
Thy spirit animates eternal years,
Pervades and broods above,
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates, and rears.

Though Earth and moon were gone
And suns and universes ceased to be
And thou wert left alone
Every existence would exist in Thee.

There is no room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void
Thou — Thou art Being and Breath
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.

Emily Jane Brontë: No coward soul is mine