The Raptureby Thomas Traherne
Original Language English
O Fire of heaven! O sacred Light
How fair and bright,
How great am I,
Whom all the world doth magnify!
O Heavenly Joy!
O great and sacred blessedness
Which I possess!
So great a joy
Who did into my arms convey?
From God above
Being sent, the Heavens me enflame:
To praise his Name
The stars to move!
The burning sun doth shew His love.
O how divine
Am I! To all this sacred wealth,
This life and health,
Who raised? Who mine
Did make the same? What hand divine?
|-- from Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty, Edited by Alan Jacobs|
|Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty||The Oxford Book of Mystical Verse||Metaphysical Poetry: (Penguin Classics)||Thomas Traherne: Poetry and Prose: The Golden Age of Spiritual Writing||Thomas Traherne|
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