The indifference to circumstance, the stress on self-reliance and endurance, and the utter belief that no one but you can hurt your virtue—all these fall squarely into classic Hellenistic philosophy.
The Lord His saints will ever bless, / As He has always done, and make me know / And with the cloud of witnesses confess, / “Aeternam pacem Iesu habeo!”
Christ made the dirge of death to fail. / No more shall wail / The choristry / Of saints, for we shall be / The fugal echoes of our Lord.
What ever future sinnes should me miscall, / Your first acquaintance might discredit all.
All that in this sad world has chained me / Is Yours to cast into the sea; / The pardon that Your blood has gained me / From Pharaoh’s bondage sets me free
I know Your beauty’s day, Lord, soon will come;Until then, bring my family safely home.
Love must be learned from the innocent and spotless Lamb of God, through the pages of Holy Writ. If we base our love upon experience, we will inevitably end up hardened, selfish, and alone.
And I, with unclean lips, cried, “Woe to me!”As Jesus bled and did atonement make.