Sir John Davies

(1569-1626 / England)

From ' The Holy Roode'

To thee, my God, my Lord, my Jesus Christ,
Will I ascribe all glory, pow'r and grace ;
Thee will I serve, say pagans what they list,
And with the arms of love thee still embrace ;
That for my love in love dost deigne to die
This death of shame, my life to glorifie.

None other booke but thy unclasped side,
Wherein 's contain*cl all skills angelical;

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