They burned Truth in the marketplace,
And thought their work complete;
But next day, with a smiling face,
They met it on the street.
They threw it in a dungeon damp,
And thought it was no more;
But lo, it walked with lighted lamp
Among them as before.
They scorned and ostracized it,
And ordered it to depart;
But still it dwelt in all the land
And challenged every heart.