Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Drop, Drop, Slow Tears

Phineas Fletcher, The Poems of Phineas Fletcher, pp. 260-261:

An Hymne (originally published in Poetical Miscellanies, 1633)

Drop, drop, slow tears,
and bathe Those beauteous feet,
Which brought from heav'n
the news and Prince of peace:

Cease not, wet eyes,
His mercies to intreat;
To crie for vengeance
sinne doth never cease:

In your deep floods
drown all my faults and fears;
Nor let His eye
see sinne, but through my tears.

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