Sunday, 24 May 2020

He hath no form nor lordliness ...

'A seeming Trades-mans sonne of none attended
Save of a few in poverty and need',
"He hath no form nor lordliness",
No designation like 'the Great' or
'The Conqueror'; and when we see Him,
Purblind as Pharisees, Sadducees,
Or publicans, "there is no beauty
That we should desire him". O light
Enlighten; open our vision
To see what God sees in Him!


The first two lines are a quotation from the poem of Aemilia Lanyer:
Salve Deus
Rex Judaeorum

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