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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

God’s Love: Blocked, Then Accepted

LOVE (III)
by George Herbert

Love bade me welcome, yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-ey'd Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lack'd anything.

"A guest," I answer'd, "worthy to be here";
Love said, "You shall be he."
"I, the unkind, the ungrateful? ah my dear,
I cannot look on thee."
Love took my hand and smiling did reply,
"Who made the eyes but I?"

"Truth, Lord, but I have marr'd them; let my shame
Go where it doth deserve."
"And know you not," says Love, "who bore the blame?"
"My dear, then I will serve."
"You must sit down," says Love, "and taste my meat."
So I did sit and eat.

May His love triumph us in this way.

3 comments:

Nolan said...

Amen!

"Oh, what about these chains, Lord?

I'll set you free.

But they're so heavy.

Lay them at my feet."

Rebecca said...

That is a really nice poem, so encouraging :)

Benjamyn said...

Another wonderful poem!