A window through thy grace

12 Apr 2022 | Mission | 0 comments

 LORD, how can man preach thy eternal word:

He is a brittle crazy glass:

Yet in thy temple thou dost him afford

This glorious and transcendent place,

To be a window, through thy grace.


But when thou dost anneal in glass thy story,

Making thy life to shine within

The holy preachers, then the light and glory

More rev’rend grow, and more doth win;

Which else show wat’rish, bleak and thin.


Doctrine and life, colours and light, in one

When they combine and mingle, bring

A strong regard and awe: but speech alone

Doth vanish like a flaring thing,

And in the ear, not conscience ring.


George Herbert (1593 – 1633), The Windows.

Notes from the Compiler


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