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.