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PREPARATORY MEDITATIONS, 1ST SERIES: 16, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leafe gold, lord of thy golden wedge o'relaid
Last Line: I'le sacrifice in flames of love to thee.
Variant Title(s): Meditation 16
Subject(s): Puritans In Literature


Leafe Gold, Lord of thy Golden Wedge o'relaid
My Soul at first, thy Grace in e'ry part
Whose peart, fierce Eye thou such a Sight hadst made
Whose brightsom beams could break into thy heart
Till thy Curst Foe had with my Fist mine Eye
Dasht out, and did my Soule Unglorify.

I cannot see, nor Will thy Will aright.
Nor see to waile my Woe, my loss and hew
Nor all the Shine in all the Sun can light
My Candle, nor its Heate my Heart renew.
See, waile, and Will thy Will, I must, or must
From Heavens sweet Shine to Hells hot flame be thrust.

Grace then Conceald in God himselfe, did rowle
Even Snow Ball like into a Sunball Shine
And nestles all its beams buncht in thy Soule
My Lord, that sparkle in Prophetick Lines.
Oh! Wonder more than Wonderfull! this Will
Lighten the Eye which Sight Divine did spill.

What art thou, Lord, this Ball of Glory bright?
A Bundle of Celestiall Beams up bound
In Graces band fixt in Heavens topmost height
Pouring thy golden Beams thence, Circling round
Which shew thy Glory, and thy glories Way
And ery Where will make Celestiall Day.

Lord let thy Golden Beams pierce through mine Eye
And leave therein an Heavenly Light to glaze
My Soule with glorious Grace all o're, whereby
I may have Sight, and Grace in mee may blaze.
Lord ting my Candle at thy Burning Rayes,
To give a gracious Glory to thy Prayse.

Thou Lightning Eye, let some bright Beames of thine
Stick in my Soul, to light and liven it:
Light, Life, and Glory, things that are Divine;
I shall be grac'd withall for glory fit.
My Heart then stufft with Grace, Light, Life, and Glee
I'le sacrifice in Flames of Love to thee.





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