Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Song of May in November

Wilhelmus à Brakel, The Christian's Reasonable Service, Vol. 3, p. 287:

...there is joy in love, and heart of man is inclined toward joy. There is no joy in the world for you. That which is most delightful grieves you when Jesus has departed. You will have to acquiesce in a song I once made about the month of May:
How sweet is the time of songs and flowers,
in which animal and man rejoice!
Yet it is nothing but sorrow to me
as long as I miss the love of Jesus.
But if He would but speak to my soul,
"Thou art mine and I am Thine eternally,"
And cause my sinful life to disappear -- 
then it is for me the time of songs and flowers!

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