Sunday, August 9, 2015

O that my heart would stay silent and still: Gerhard Tersteegen






O that my heart would stay silent and still
 
and be pure of every stain;
 
 
 
beautified by suffering
 
and like a polished mirror!
 
 
 
How lovely, then, that Sun of the Godhead
 
would shine in me
 
 
 
and how soon would he paint his picture
 
upon the inmost place of soul!
 
 
 
 
Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769)