66. And thus have I reflected upon the wearinesses of my sins, in
that threefold "lust, and have invoked Thy right hand to my aid.
For with a wounded heart have I seen Thy brightness, and being
beaten back I exclaimed, "Who can attain unto it?" "I am cut off
from before Thine eyes.. Thou art the Truth, who presidest over
all things, but I, through my covetousness, wished not to lose
Thee, but with Thee wished to possess a lie; as no one wishes so to
speak falsely as himself to be ignorant of the t truth. So then I
lost Thee, became Thou deignest not to be enjoyed with a lie.