Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mystical Verse (2)

The Face of Christ

A rose a lily the face of Christ
     Have all our hearts sufficed
For He is Rose of Sharon nobly born
      One rose without a thorn
And he is liliy of the valley, He
      Most sweet in purity
But when we come to name him as he is
      God head perfection bliss
All tongues fall silent while pure hearts alone
      Complete their orison

Christina Rossetti  (1830 - 1894)

a selection from  A W TOZER'S compilation The Christian Book of Mystical Verse 

graphic: Russian Orthodox Icon

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