Images of Grace

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"Images of Grace: Four Centuries of Religious Verse" (Selected and Narrated With Afterward by Regis Martin)

"Regis Martin is Professor of Theology and Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned a licentiate and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Martin is the author of a number of books, including Still Point: Loss, Longing, and Our Search for God (2012) and, most recently, The Beggar's Banquet (Emmaus Road). He resides in Steubenville, Ohio, with his wife and ten children" (Crisis Magazine, "Regis Martin").

Thirty-three Christian poems

"Dedicated to the memory of Fritz Wilhelmson (1923-1996), the finest teacher I ever knew, who first awakened me to the poetry of the transcendent."

John Donne
"Batter my heart, three person'd God; for, you"
"A Hymn to God the Father"
George Herbert
"The Pulley"
Richard Crashaw (1613-1649)
"A Song of Divine Love"
"Epitaph on Husband and Wife. who died and were buried together" Text uncertain for me. The recited poem does not match the only version I could find on the internet. MXM.
'Tis these, whom death again did wed;
This grave's the second marriage-bed.
For though the hand of Fate could force
'Twixt soul and body a divorce,
It could not sunder man and wife
Because they both lived but one life.
Peace, good reader, do not weep ;
Peace, the lovers are asleep!
They, sweet turtles, folded lie
In the last knot that love could tie.
Let them sleep, let them sleep on
'Til the stormy night be gone
And the eternal morrow dawn.
Then the curtains will be drawn
And they wake into a light
Whose day shall never die in night.
And though they lie as they were dead,
Their pillow stone, their sheets of lead
(Pillow hard, and sheets not warm),
Love made the bed ; they'll take no harm.
Let them sleep, let them sleep on,
Till this stormy night be gone,
And the eternal morrow dawn ;
Then the curtains will be drawn,
And they wake into that light,
Whose day shall never die in night.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
"Litany to the Holy Spirit."
Henry F. Lyte (1847)
"Abide with me."
Emily Dickinson
"If my bark sink"
"I never saw a moor"
Matthew Arnold
"Dover Beach"
Gerard Manley Hopkins
"God's Grandeur"
"Spring and Fall to a young child"
John Henry Cardinal Newman
"Praise to the Holiest in the Height," from "Dream of Gerontes"
"The Pillar of the Cloud"
"The Sign of the Cross"
Christina Rosetti
Coventry Patmore
"The Toys"
George Parsons Lathrop
"The Child's Wish Granted"
Ernest Dowson
"Benedicio Domini"
Ethna Carbert
"Mea Culpa"
George Macdonald (1824-1905)
"The Sweeper of the Floor"
"Lost and Found"
Francis Thompson
"The Kingdom of God"
James Jeffrey Roche
"The Way of the World"
John Bannister Tabb (1845-1909)
"Christ and the Pagan"
Robert Hugh Benson 1871-1914
"After a Retreat"
Joyce Kilmer
For Cecil Chesterton, "The Robe of Christ"
G. K. Chesterton
"The Donkey"
"The Praise of Dust"
"The Great Minimum"
Leonard Feeney
"I Burned My Bridges"
"The Way of the Cross"
Aiden O'Haiden (sp?)
"On the Night of Hugo"
T. S. Eliot
"The Hollow Men"
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
"Between the rhetoric and the reality falls the Shrum."
Gerard Manley Hopkins
"That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection"