Question

To question the old questions—

The inclination of Man's soul:

How many hold pure virtue,

And how many have been sold?

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Does the Devil walk among us,

Unseen and in disguise,

Tempting and seducing,

Spreading heresy and lies?

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How many friends are really foes?

How many saints are sinners?

How many fly on Sabbath Eve

To Devil's dance and dinners?

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And that man you see by day,

Is he the same at night?

Can the mouth that murmurs prayers

Also shriek satanic rites?

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How long is it before you, too,

Fall under this dark spell?

Is there no hope for Christian souls

To escape the flames of Hell?

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To those of you who ask these questions,

Here, I offer my advice:

Before you seek to find the answers,

Consider first their price.

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Do not look at souls around you

And wonder where they fall;

For to live your life afraid of evil

Is to never live at all.