Dove descending interior old Augustus Lutheran Church Sanctuary, founded by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, c. 1743 Providence (Trappe) PA, 18 Sept 2012.

18 December 2012

Holy Ghost Cement

Hopkins left the world unchanged.
Who else need try the ooze of oil,
shook foil, Holy Ghost brood?
We favor Herbert's command.
 God's Grandeur lives or dies.
What falls between is vain.
Words to defend against bandits
vibrate around those we love.
How else guard?
Yesterday angels came to a house
 that armed robbers feared,
"He guards the lives of his faithful ones,"
  "Holy Father, protect them by the power
 of your Name, the Name you gave me."
Up on a ladder with scaffold and boards,
with faith I am building the Name with the word.

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