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    Hi help me with the poem

    What Love is this of thine, that Cannot bee
    In thine Infinity, O Lord, Confinde,
    Unless it in thy very Person see,
    Infinity, and Finity Conjoyn'd?
    What hath thy Godhead, as not satisfide
    Marri'de our Manhood, making it its Bride?


    Oh, Matchless Love! filling Heaven to the brim!
    O're running it: all running o're beside
    This World! Nay Overflowing Hell; wherein
    For thine Elect, there rose a mighty Tide!
    That there our Veans might through thy Person bleed,
    To quench those flames, that else would on us feed.


    Oh! that thy Love might overflow my Heart!
    To fire the same with Love: for Love I would.
    But oh! my streight'ned Breast! my Lifeless Sparke!
    My Fireless Flame! What Chilly Love, and Cold?
    In measure small! In Manner Chilly! See.
    Lord blow the Coal: Thy Love Enflame in mee.


    Can you explain the first four lines of this poem? I have no idea.

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    #2

    Re: Hi help me with the poem

    What Love is this of thine, that Cannot bee
    In thine Infinity, O Lord, Confinde,
    Unless it in thy very Person see,
    Infinity, and Finity Conjoyn'd?

    This is posing a question to God about the timelessness of his love - infinite and finite.


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    Paraphrase:


    What is this love that cannot be confined within your Infinity, God, unless infinite and finite together are found within your Person.


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    Re: Hi help me with the poem

    Thanks,
    Now I understood the first stanza.
    Can you check my understanding of the next two lines?
    Paraphrase: What has your Godhead, as if not satisfied, married our Manhood, and made it [the Godhead] its [the Manhood] Bride?
    Is that correct?


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    Re: Hi help me with the poem

    Can you help me with the second stanza?
    What's "O're"?

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    Re: Hi help me with the poem

    Quote Originally Posted by sympathy View Post
    Can you help me with the second stanza?
    What's "O're"?
    Over.

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