In pride I so easily lost Thee

by Mechthild of Magdeburg

English version by Lucy Menzies
Original Language German

In pride I so easily lost Thee --
But now the more deeply I sink
The more sweetly I drink
Of Thee!

-- from German Mystical Writings: Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Jacob Boehme, and others, Edited by Karen J. Campbell

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