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The Drunkards in the street are calling one another,
Heeding not the night-wind, great of heart and gay,
Publicans and wantons
Calling, laughing, calling,
While the Spirit bloweth Space and Time away.

  Why should I feel the sobbing, the secrecy, the glory,
  This comforter, this fitful wind divine? 
  I the cautious Pharisee, the scribe, the whited sepulchre
  I have no right to God, he is not mine.

  Within their gutters, drunkards dream of Hell. 
  I say my prayers by my white bed to-night,
  With the arms of God about me, with the angels singing, singing
  Until the grayness of my soul grows white.