Monthly Archives: July 2014

Anger and Love

Discipline Throw away thy rod, Throw away thy wrath:                          O my God, Take the gentle path.   For my hearts desire Unto thine is bent:                          I aspire To a full consent.   Not a word or look I … Continue reading

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If …

Constancy Who is the honest man? He that doth still and strongly good pursue, To God, his neighbour, and himself most true:              Whom neither force nor fawning can Unpin, or wrench from giving all their due.                                           … Continue reading

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Praise

Praise (II) KIng of Glory, King of Peace,                I will love thee: And that love may never cease,                I will move thee.   Thou hast granted my request,                Thou hast heard me: Thou didst note my working … Continue reading

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Herbert’s Dark Night of the Soul

Affliction (IV) Broken in pieces all asunder, Lord, hunt me not, A thing forgot, Once a poor creature, now a wonder, A wonder tortur’d in the space Betwixt this world and that of grace.   My thoughts are all a … Continue reading

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Miranda Threlfall-Holmes on Herbert

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2014/feb/17/george-herbert-dangerous-challenge-atheism Interesting looking series of articles on George Herbert

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Bittersweet

Bitter-sweet Ah my dear angry Lord, Since thou dost love, yet strike; Cast down, yet help afford; Sure I will do the like.                                     I will complain, yet praise; I will bewail, approve: And all my sour-sweet days I will … Continue reading

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The Call

The Call Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: Such a Way, as gives us breath: Such a Truth, as ends all strife: Such a Life, as killeth death.   Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength: Such a Light, … Continue reading

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