“Triptych,” Ensign, July 1992, 49


    The Guilty

    Where is the mountain high enough

    The ocean deep enough

    The desert wide enough

    To hide my sin?

    Death will not suffice—

    I cannot be


    Burning torment

    Anguish of soul

    My God, my God

    I hide my face.

    The Penitent


    Have mercy

    On me, a sinner

    Forgive, I pray

    Take my sin away

    I cannot bear it longer.

    I would be thine.

    Receive my broken heart, I beseech thee,

    And give me rest.

    The Forgiven

    Burning with Light

    My soul quivers

    At thy touch.

    Oh God, my God

    God of my fathers

    Wonderful, Counsellor,

    Prince of Peace.

    There is no mountain high enough

    Nor ocean deep enough

    Nor desert wide enough

    To glorify thy name.

    Summer Afternoon, by John Hafen; courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art