Robert Southwell

(1561 - 1595 / England)

Robert Southwell Poems

1. The Burning Babe 1/4/2003
2. Man's Civil War 1/1/2004
3. A Child My Choice 1/1/2004
4. The Nativity of Christ 1/1/2004
5. New Prince New Pomp 1/1/2004
6. Look Home 1/1/2004
7. Love's Servile Lot 1/1/2004
8. Content and Rich 4/20/2010
9. Upon The Image Of Death 4/20/2010
10. New Heaven, New War 3/4/2014

A Child My Choice

Let folly praise that fancy loves, I praise and love that Child
Whose heart no thought, whose tongue no word, whose hand no deed defiled.

I praise Him most, I love Him best, all praise and love is His;
While Him I love, in Him I live, and cannot live amiss.

Love's sweetest mark, laud's highest theme, man's most desired light,
To love Him life, to leave Him death, to live in Him delight.

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