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Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: "Consider"

Tuesday in Holy Week 2005


Consider when thou art moved to be wroth,
   He who was God and of all men the best,
Seeing Himself scorned and scourged both,
   And as a thief between two thieves threst,
   With all rebuke and shame; yet from His breast
Came never sign of wrath or of disdain,
But patiently endured all the painó

Think on the very lamentable pain,
   Think on the piteous cross of woeful Christ,
Think on His blood beat out at every vein,
Think on His precious heart carved in twain;
   Think how for thy redemption all was wrought,
   Let Him not lose what He so dear hath bought.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)
tr. from Italian by St. Thomas More

The Catholic Anthology: The World's Great Catholic Poetry (revised edition, 1940), ed. Thomas Walsh and George N. Shuster, p. 130.

See also Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes: "The God Within" and John Donne: Holy Sonnets XVI.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Tue. 03/22/05 07:09:21 AM
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