Day 169 – It’s Been a Long Time Since I’ve Seen You


It's Been a Long Time Since I've Seen You

Day 169

The Windows by George Herbert

Lord, how can man preach thy eternall word?
He is a brittle crazie glasse:
Yet in thy temple thou dost him afford
This glorious and transcendent place,
To be a window, through thy grace.

But when thou dost anneal in glasse thy storie,
Making thy life to shine within
The holy Preachers ; then the light and glorie
More rev’rend grows, & more doth win:
Which else shows watrish, bleak, & thin.

Doctrine and life, colours and light, in one
When they combine and mingle, bring
A strong regard and aw : but speech alone
Doth vanish like a flaring thing,
And in the eare, not conscience ring.

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4 thoughts on “Day 169 – It’s Been a Long Time Since I’ve Seen You

    • Thank you – it is a lovely church chapel that my cousin was just married in. I attended the church many years ago when I lived in that town. It is full of gorgeous stained glass.

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