Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Behold, Lord


Behold, Lord
An empty vessel that needs 
   To be filled.  
   My Lord, fill it    
 I am weak in the faith;
     Strengthen me.   
  I am cold in love;   
  Warm me and make me fervent,   
  That my love may go out
    To my neighbor...  
   O Lord, help me.  
   Strengthen my faith and  
  Trust in you...  
   With me, there is an  
  Abundance of sin;    
 In You is the fullness of    
Righteousness.    
 Therefore I will remain 
   With You,  
   O whom I can receive,    
 But to Whom I may not give.   
-Brother Martin Luther of Erfurt (1483-1546)

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