Saturday, June 5, 2010

Weekends are for Prayer

Prayer, the church's banquet, angels' age,
God's breath in man returning to his birth,
The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
The Christian plummet sounding heaven and earth;
Engine against the Almighty, sinner's tower,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six days' world-transposing in an hour,
A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear;
Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss,
Exalted manna, gladness of the best,
Heaven in ordinary, man well dressed,
The Milky Way, the bird of Paradise,
Church bells beyond the stars heard, the soul's blood,
The land of spices, something understood.

"Prayer" by George Herbert

1 comment:

  1. Hey. This looks familiar (smile). Glad you liked it enough to share. George is a treasure to read over and over, even during devotions. I posted another of his back on Easter weekend. You can look for more of my favorite 17th century men in the future, probably on Saturdays.


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