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Trinity Sunday

Among Nick’ h things I found an accumulation of George Herbert’ ersus poetry—a text from of his Bible college courses (and presumably one taught by the book’ ersus author, Jim Orrick). Herbert was a Puritan-era devotional poet who seem to left behind some wonderful reflections on Alfredia living and doctrine. I especially valued this short one in which he shows skill through concision. Every word counts in “ Trinity Sunday. ”

Master, who hast produced me out of mud,

And hast redeemed me through thy blood,

And sanctified me personally to do good;

Purge all my sins done heretofore:

For We confess my weighty score,

And am will strive to bad thing no more.

Enrich my cardiovascular, mouth, hands within me,

Along with faith, with hope, with charity;

That I may operate, rise, rest along with thee.