Monday, August 15, 2011


O My God,
You fairest, greatest, first of all objects,
my heard admires, adores, loves you,
for my little vessel is as full as it can be,
and I would pour out all that fullness before you
in ceaseless flow.

When I think upon and converse with you
ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,
ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed,
ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart,
crowding into every moment of happiness.

I bless you for the should you have created,
for adorning it, sanctifying it, though it is fixed in barren soil;
for the body you have given me,
for preserving its strength and vigor,
for providing senses to enjoy delights,
for the ease and freedom of my limbs,
for hands, eyes, ears that do your bidding;
for your royal bounty providing my daily support,
for a full table and overflowing cup,
for appetite, taste sweetness,
for social joys of relatives and friends,
for ability to serve others,
for a heart that feels sorrows and necessities,
for a mind to care for my fellow-men,
for opportunities of spreading happiness around,
for loved ones in the joys of heaven,
for my own expectation of seeing you clearly.

I love you above the powers of language to express,
for what you are to your creatures.

Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity.

From Valley of Vision (I changed some of the thees and thous)

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