The Thought Of Thee
Father in Heaven!
When the thought of thee wakes in our hearts
let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay,
but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile.
The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard: A Selection, no. 248, entry for January 6, 1839, ed. and trans. by Alexander Dru (1938).