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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Season of the Soul: The Elixir


Teach me, my God and King,
In all things you to see,
And what I do in any thing,
To do it as for thee:
Not rudely, as a beast,
To run into an action;
But still to make you prepossess'd,
And give it his perfection.
A man that looks on glass,
On it may stay his eye;
Or if he pleases, through it pass,
And then the heaven espy.
All may of you partake:
Nothing can be so mean,
Which with his tincture (for your sake)
Will not grow bright and clean.
A servant with this clause
Makes drudgery divine:
Who sweeps a room, as for your laws,
Makes that and th’ action fine.
This is the famous stone
That changes all to gold:
For that which God does touch and own
Cannot for less be told.
George Herbert

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