Monday, February 26, 2007

CQOD: 02/27/07 -- Herbert: Immortal Love

Christian Quotation of the Day

February 27, 2007
Feast of George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633
    Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
    -- Psalm 98:4 (ESV)

    Immortal Love, author of this great frame, Sprung from that beauty which can never fade; How hath man parcel’d out thy glorious name, And thrown it on that dust which thou hast made, While mortal love doth all the title gain! Which siding with invention, they together Bear all the sway, possessing heart and brain (Thy workmanship), and give thee share in neither. Wit fancies beauty, beauty raiseth wit: The world is theirs; they two play out the game, Thou standing by: and though thy glorious name Wrought our deliverance from th’ infernal pit, Who sings thy praise? only a scarf or glove Doth warm our hands, and make them write of love.
    ... George Herbert (1593-1633)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, to love and praise You is the air I breathe.

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