Sunday, October 20, 2013

Touch Thou the Lock

'The book' I was heavily quoting is now back with its rightful owner.  We have no cause to be distressed, however, for my generous friend loaned me two more titles by the same author.

I will share, of course!  After all:

'God's grace flows mightily upon us
through the channel of good books....
How shall I find (Your message),
Lord, within the folds?
Unless Thou give the light,
how shall I know
the precious lessons
Thou would have me learn?...
Touch Thou the lock!
Sweet gems of thought shall stream
to flood my soul and waken it to love.
Hear Thou my prayer,
O Lord, that I may see!
I seek but Thee in true simplicity.'

(from Fervorinos from the Lips of the Master, compiled by a Religious, Pelligrini, Australia, 1940, p. 158)
Painting: Girl Reading, 1909, Edmund Tarbell 
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