Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of His Servant?

Treasury of Sacred Poetry – A Hymn of Heavenly Love

I am currently reading a few books.  One of them is Jesus Made in America , by Stephen Nichols.  I like it so far (I am on the chapter on Puritan Jesus).

He discusses in this chapter two Puritans: Edward Taylor and Jonathan Edwards.  The first one is less known, but seems to have been an impressive teacher/preacher and also a poet (his poems were discovered at YALE only in the past century).  I hope to read some day his poems on Christ.

In an slightly related matter – CCEL (Christian Classics Ethereal Library) has recently posted  Treasury of Sacred Poetry .  Here is an inspiring excerpt from E Spenser (A Hymn on Heavenly Love):

Love, lift me up upon thy golden wings,

From this base world unto thy heaven’s height,

Where I may see those admirable things

Which there thou workest by thy sovereign might,

Far above feeble reach of earthly sight,

That I thereof an heavenly Hymn may sing

Unto the GOD of Love, high heaven’s King.

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