A broken heart

1 May 2022 | Humankind | 0 comments

‘A Hymn to God the  Father’


Hear me, O God!

A broken heart

Is my best prayer;

Use still thy rod

That I may prove

Therein thy love.


If thou hadst not

Been stern to me,

But left me free,

I had forgot

Myself and Thee.


For sin’s so sweet,

As minds ill bent

Rarely repent,

Until they meet

Their punishment.


Who more can crave

Than thou hast done,

That gav’st a son

To free a slave,

First made of nought,

With all since bought?


Ben Jonson (1572-1637)


Notes from the Compiler


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