Thursday, 20 June 2013


"Had I an angel's raiment   fair
With heavenly gems unpriced,
That glorious garb I would not wear,
My robe is Christ."

Had I a worldly sovereign's food
All delicately spiced
I would not find its substance good,
My food is Christ.

Were a king's honours offered me
I would not be enticed;
Since He has died to set me free
My glory's Christ.

Had I the world and all its store
I would not be sufficed;
My empty heart would long for more,
My wealth is Christ.

Had I a monarch's lofty throne
With deckings rich and fine
That paltry place I would disown  
Christ's place is mine.

The first verse is from Gerhard Tersteegen


  1. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I also wanted to let you know that I really like this poem. It is great. I look forward to reading more. Lisa :o)


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