The material in this site was extracted from the author's award-winning book,
GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS. Click on title for Information.
Unless Thou show us thine own true way
No man can find it; Father! Thou must Lead.
(Wordsworth, 1932, 319)
You only are good; Your supreme mercy
Help my predicted sinful state,
So close to death and so far from God.
I would love to want that which I do not want:
Between the fire and the heart of ice a veil is present
That quenches the fire, so that it prevents
The pen in its work, and makes the sheet a liar.
I love you with the tongue, and then I pain
That love does not reach the heart; nor do I know where
It opens the door to the mercy that enters
The heart, that casts out every merciless pride.
Tear the veil , my Lord, break down the wall
That with its hardness slows down
The brightness of your light, dark to the world!
Send the prophesied light so near to us
To your beautiful bride, that in my heart
I might burn without doubt, and only you believe.
(D’Angelo, 1978, 78)
There is nothing more base and vile on earth
such as I am without you I feel and am,
The vanities of life have taken from me
The time to contemplate God.
Half the way that rises up to heaven
My dear Lord, and to that aim alone
To rise I need your help.
I speak to You , my Lord, for with all my trials,
Without Your blood, blessedness I, man, would never reach.
Only You are the seed of pure and holy works,
That grow where You sow them
No one can follow you with His own worth
Except You show them Your holy ways.
Do not look with eyes of Justice
upon my past . . .
May only Your blood touch and wash my faults
And evermore abound when I get old.
By the cross, by Grace and by diverse trials
I am sure. We will be in Heaven.
In Your blood one can comprehend...
That without limit your dear gifts are.
My dear Lord, only You I call and supplicate
About the vain and blind torment:
You only can renew me within and without.
(Stone, 1963, 245)
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