To see God only, I go out of sight

14 Apr 2022 | Church | 0 comments

Seal then this bill of my divorce to all

On whom those fainter beams of love did fall;

Marry those loves which in youth scattered be

On Fame, Wit, Hopes (false mistresses), to thee.

Churches are best for prayer, that have least light:

To see God only, I go out of sight,

And to ‘scape stormy days I choose

An everlasting night.


John Donne (1572-1632), A hymn to Christ at the author’s last going into Germany, 1619.


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