14 December 2018

A Daily Process. A Life.



+JMJ+

I have a sin I've oft confess'd
That drop'd I claim again
and in that sin I've lost the best
of life's abundant store
Can yet this I re-repent
You so often re-forgive
tho like the waves I can't relent
this gouging on the shore
This sin I cast into the flame
but cannot say I've done
For I arise but the same
I'll struggle on some more

I have a sin which calls to me
and seems divinely sent
What it seems it cannot be
If I to love would grow
And many arrows fail the grade
When Cupid stalks his prey
As many broken hearts are play'd
yet fail one whole to show
This sin I cast into the flame
but cannot say I've done
For I arise but the same
How it ends I cannot know

I have a sin I darn't name
it feigns my very self
e'en still I know I am but lame
my heart's not this it's true
Yet this sin I've waved on high
Drumming others to my cause
When in the dark go slinking I
seeking others pitching woo
This sin I cast into the flame
but cannot say I've done
For I arise but the same
God pierce my heart right through

Still, say dear Lord you hear me here
see your child in pain
so I will proffer you in fear
a wayward cup to fill
Even though I cannot play
in light just here and now
You are the light the truth the way
that can this darkness kill
This last I cast into the flame
And then will say you've done
For you arise my life to claim
And save me in thy will.



See: John Donne's  Hymn to God the Father