"Darkness Visible" lyrics - MUMFORD & SONS

"Darkness Visible"

There to dwell in adamantine chains and penal fire
Who durst defy the omnipotent to arms
Nine times the space that measures day and night
Rolling in the fiery gulf

Confounded though immortal
But his doom reserved him to more wrath
For now the thought both of lost happiness and lasting pain torments him
Round he throws his baleful eyes
That witnessed huge affliction and dismay
Mixed with obdurate pride and steadfast hate

At once as far as angels ken he views
The dismal situation waste and wild a dungeon horrible
On all sides round regions of sorrow, doleful shades
Where peace and rest can never dwell
Hope never comes that comes to all

But torture without end still urges
As one great furnace flamed
Yet from those flames no light
But rather darkness visible