5 Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;<quoted text>then you should have left the measuring stick at home. If you bring the measuring stick here, you will be judged with it as well.
You can make light of it if you wish, but you've already seen how it works.
Take away the measuring stick and have a human conversation.
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!
H.F Lyte, 1793-1847