21 August 2008

A Week In August

"O merciful God, be though now unto me a stronger tower of defense, I humbly entrust Thee. Give me grace to await Thy leisure, and patiently to bear what Though doest unto me; nothing doubting or mistrusting Thy goodness towards me; for Thou knowest what is good for me better than I do. Therefore do with me in all things what thou wilt; only arm me, I beseech Thee, with Thine armour, that I may stand fast; above all things, taking to me the shield of faith; praying always that I may refer myself wholly to Thy will, abiding Thy pleasure and comforting myself in those troubles which it shall please Thee to send me, seeing such troubles are profitable for me; and I am assuredly persuaded that all Thou doest cannot but be well; and unto Thee be all honour and glory. Amen-"

Lady Jane Grey

My dear crony sent this to me these last couple of weeks. It's great to know that even back in the 1500's people had reasons to write such incredible poetry.
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