Richard Crashaw

(1612 - 1649 / England)

On the Baptized Ethiopian


Let it no longer be a forlorn hope
To wash an Ethiop :
He's wash'd, his gloomy skin a peaceful shade
For his white soul is made :
And now, I doubt not, the Eternal Dove
A black-faced house will love.

Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

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