God must give us a renewed mind (from Vale Millies)

by Hadewijch

English version by Mother Columba Hart
Original Language Dutch

God must give us a renewed mind
     For nobler and freer love,
To make us so new in our life
     That Love may bless us
And renew, with new taste,
     Those to whom she can give new fulness;
Love is the new and powerful recompense
     Of those whose life renews itself for Love alone.
-- Ay, vale, vale, millies --
     That renewing of new Love
-- Si dixero, non satis est --
     Which renewal will newly experience.

-- from Hadewijch: The Complete Works (Classics of Western Spirituality) , by Mother Columba Hart

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