Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Word From George Herbert.

"Monday Morning Devotions" will continue soon on this blog. In the meantime, I thought this short poem would serve as a devotional to meditate upon during the week:

The Altar

A broken ALTAR, Lord, thy servant rears,
Made of a heart, and cemented with tears:

Whose parts are as thy hand did frame;

No workman's tool hath touch'd the same.

A Heart alone

Is such a stone,

As nothing but

Thy pow'r doth cut.

Wherefore each part

Of my hard heart Meets in this frame,

To praise thy name.

That if I chance to hold my peace,

These stones to praise thee may not cease.

O let thy blessed SACRIFICE be mine,

And sanctify this ALTAR to be thine.

George Herbert , 1593-1633.

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