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Quote of the Week 17

Sometimes I'll hear something that speaks to my sensibilites about faith and belief. Usually it's not the standard stuff that people throw out there when talking about their faith -- usually it's something more abstract, more non-specific... usually something that doesn't actually mention God.

Here's one of those things. For full effect, find a recording of Ralph Vaughn-Williams' setting of it.

The Call (from The Temple)
George Herbert (1593-1633)

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a Way, as gives us breath:
Such a Truth, as ends all strife:
And such a Life, as killeth death.

Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a Light, as shows a feast:
Such a Feast, as mends in length:
Such a Strength, as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
Such a Joy, as none can move:
Such a Love, as none can part:
Such a Heart, as joyes in love.


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