Sunday, March 05, 2006

Never Deserted (Excerpt from Cowper's Grave)

XIII

Deserted! God could separate from his
     own essence rather;
And Adam's sins have swept between the
     righteous Son and Father:
Yea, once, Immanuel's orphaned cry his
     universe hath shaken--
It went up single, echoless, "My God, I am
     forsaken!"

XIV

It went up from the Holy's lips amid his
     lost creation,
That, of the lost, no son should use those
     words of desolation!


by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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