Cordula's Web. Cologne Cathedral (Koelner Dom) inside view.
Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom). Copyright © 2004 Cordula's Web. Gallery 23
<
>

A Hymne To God The Father

John Donne

Wilt thou forgive that sinne where I begunne,
Which was my sin, though it were done before?
Wilt thou forgive that sinne; through which I runne,
And do run still: though still I do deplore?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

Wilt thou forgive that sinne which I have wonne
Others to sinne? and, made my sinne their doore?
Wilt thou forgive that sinne which I did shunne
A yeare, or two: but wallowed in, a score?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

I have a sinne of feare, that when I have spunne
My last thred, I shall perish on the shore;
But sweare by thy selfe, that at my death thy sonne
Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore;
And, having done that, Thou hast done,
I feare no more.

Home :: Poetry :: Apologia (1) :: A Hymne To God The Father

Loading Google Search Box... (if JavaScript is enabled)