Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Contrition of the Heart (Francis Quarles)

"in thousand pieces would I break this heart,
which leaves its Lord, and acts a Rebels part"

Psalm 51:17
"A broken and contrite heart; O God, you will not despise"

How gladly would I bruise and break this heart
Unto a thousand pieces, till the smart
Make it confess, that, of its own accord,
It will wilfully rebell'd against the Lord!

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