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O Holy Ghost, whose temple I

Language: English

   O Holy Ghost, whose temple I 
Am, but of mud walls , and condensèd dust, 
   And being sacrilegiously 
Half wasted with youth's fires of pride and lust, 
              Must with new storms be weather-beat, 
              Double in my heart Thy flame, 
Which let devout sad tears intend, and let -- 
Though this glass lanthorn, flesh, do suffer maim -- 
Fire, sacrifice, priest, altar be the same.


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Text added to the website: 2009-01-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:03
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Word count: 63

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