Gloria in Profundis

There has fallen on earth for a tokenA god too great for the sky.He has burst out of all things and brokenThe bounds of eternity:Into time and the terminal landHe has strayed like a thief or a lover,For the wine of the world brims over,Its splendour is split on the sand. Who is proud when …

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Songs of the Cross

‘Twas I that shed the sacred Blood,I nailed him to the Tree,I crucified the Christ of God;I joined the mockery.And of that shouting mutitudeI feel that I am one;And in that din of voices rudeI recognize my own.Around the Cross the throng I seeThat mock the Sufferer’s groanYet still my voice it seems to be,As …

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“The Harmony of Divine Perfections"

When first the God of boundless grace disclosed His kind design;To rescue our apostate race from misery, shame, and sin,Quick through the realms of light and bliss, the joyful tidings ran;Each heart exulted at the news, that God would dwell with man.Yet, ‘midst their joys, they paused awhile, and asked, with strong surprise,But how can …

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