No Man Ever Saw God And Lived.
No man ever saw God and lived. And yet, I shall not live till I see God; and when I have seen him I shall never die. …. As he that fears God, fears nothing else, so he that sees God, sees everything else: when we shall see God, we shall see all things as they are. We shall be no more deluded with outward appearances: for, when this sight, which we intend here comes, there will be no delusory thing to be seen. All that we have made as though we saw in this world, will be vanished, and I shall see nothing but God, and what is in him.
John Donne, 1570.