Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Christian Comfort

This from the Scottish Psalter and Church Hymnary (1929) and one of my absolute all time favorite poets:
"None other Lamb, none other Name,
None other Hope in heaven or earth or sea,
None other Hiding-place from guilt and shame,
None beside Thee.

My faith burns low, my hope burns low;
Only my heart's desire cries out in me,
By the deep thunder of its want and woe,
Cries out to Thee.

Lord, Thou art Life, though I be dead;
Love's Fire Thou art, however cold I be:
Nor heaven have I, nor place to lay my head,
Nor home, but Thee."

Christian Georgina Rossetti, 1830-1894

----posted by Queen Lucy

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