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Why Search the Future and the Past

Why Search the Future and the Past
Words by Charles Barlow
Music by Katrina Wylie
Copyright 1999

Why Search the Future and the Past?
Why search the future and the past?
Why do ye look with tearful eyes
And seek far off for paradise?

Before your feet Life’s pearl is cast.
As deathless as His spirit free,
The Perfect lives and works today,
As in the ancient prophets’ lay,

Where there’s an open eye to see.
Of all that was and is to come,
The present holds te Mind and Cause;
For God lives in eternal laws,

And here today upholds His throne.
Why search the future and the past?
Why search the future and the past?
Why do ye look with tearful eyes

And seek far off for paradise?
Before your feet Life’s pearl is cast.
Then rise and greet the signs that prove
Unreal the ages’ long lament;

The “one far off divine event” is now
And that event is Love (it is Love)
Why Search the Future and the Past?
Before your feet, before your feet Life’s pearl is cast