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A Dialogue

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Man. SWEETEST Saviour, if my soul
   Were but worth the having,
Quickly should I then control
   Any thought of waving.
But when all my care and pains
Cannot give the name of gains
To Thy wretch so full of stains,
What delight or hope remains?

Saviour. What, child, is the balance thine,
   Thine the poise and measure?
If I say, 'Thou shalt be Mine,'
   Finger not My treasure.
What the gains in having thee
Do amount to, only He
Who for man was sold can see;
That transferr'd th' accounts to Me.

Man. But as I can see no merit
   Leading to this favour,
So the way to fit me for it
   Is beyond my savour.
As the reason, then, is Thine,
So the way is none of mine;
I disclaim the whole design;
Sin disclaims and I resign.

Saviour. That is all: if that I could
   Get without repining;
And My clay, My creature, would
   Follow My resigning;
That as I did freely part
With My glory and desert,
Left all joys to feel all smart----

Man. Ah, no more! Thou break'st my heart!

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Kumarmani Mahakul 15 October 2017

God is Super Controller and he is our sweetest father. He is the sweetest savior. Lending to his favour we find righteous path in life. His glory we sing every day. This is outstanding poem.

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David 29 June 2018

Turn the .awful synth voice off

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Don Bukana 15 October 2017

This is one of the most beautiful, glorious poem I have ever read.. You moved my spirit within two lines, and had me spiritual about the third paragraph. ."Man. But as I can see no merit Leading to this favour, So the way to fit me for it Is beyond my savour. As the reason, then, is Thine, So the way is none of mine;I disclaim the whole design; Sin disclaims and I resign. God the Sovereign is glorified when His people trust Him through every circumstance... truly trust Him, believing that He is super good, all the time.. Thank you so much and watch your faith, up close and real. Thank you for sharing your heart in these powerful words. 10..

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Lea- Beima Dorestin 15 October 2017

I love the spiritual approach in this poem????

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Edward Kofi Louis 15 October 2017

Who for man was sold can see! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 15 October 2017

Such a nice spiritual poem by George Herbert......

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