George Herbert, Priest, 1633
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Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, If I lacked any thing. A guest, I answered, worthy to be here: Love said, You shall be he. I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear, I cannot look on thee. Love took my hand, and smiling did reply, Who made the eyes but I? Truth Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame Go where it doth deserve. And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame? My dear, then I will serve. You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat: So I did sit and eat. – George Herbert
The music in this episode is "King of glory, King of peace" by Harold Friedell, from a live recording by the Choir of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, St. Louis.
Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful.
Hymn numbers refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982.
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Theme music is "Reflections" by Lee Rosevere, distributed under a Creative Commons license.
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