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(1887) [MARC] Author: Viktor Rydberg Translator: Alfred Corning Clark With: Hans Anton Westesson Lindehn
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Jesus turned and looked on him, the night when in the
high priest’s house he denied his Lord and Master for
the third time.
The apostle hurried forward. His eyes were opened,
and before them he saw Him, his teacher and his salva-
tion, such as he had seen Him when together they wan-
dered through the land of Judah, and Galilee. He knew
again the same sorrowing and reproachful expression, the
same eyes shining with divine goodness, that after the
third denial had ineffaceably fastened themselves in his
soul. Feelings unspeakable came rushing over him. He
caught the mantle of Jesus, and cried :
" Lord, whither goest thou f {Donline, quo vadisf)
Jesus answered
" Igo to Rome, to be crucified again.’’
Peter sank at his feet.
" Forgive me, Lord !" said he, " Thou knowest my
weakness. This night, I have again denied thee. Lay
now thy hand upon my head, and let me weep myself
out at thy feet. Then shall the horror of death, that
overwhelmed me, vanish, and I shall show myself worthy
the crown, Thou of thy grace wilt give me."
And Peter was suffered to weep out his grief before
his best friend, and felt His hand, with the glorious power
of blessing, and imparting peace, rest upon his head.
When the apostle, strengthened and calmed, arose,
Jesus was to be seen no more. The storm had sprung
up anew, and drove dark troops of clouds from the sea
over the Tiber valley. The rain was again falling, in
swift showers. But the apostle knew that the Lord,
though invisible, was with him ; and this feeling of com-
fort left him no more.
Peter turned his steps back to the city, and the Ma-

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