Friday, January 6, 2012

My heart's adoration

from "Epiphany" by Reginald Heber

Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odors of Edom, and offerings diving --
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean --
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine?

Guess who found the hidden almond?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gold would His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart's adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.


The dB family said...

Next year we will celebrate Epiphany again. It didn't happen this year. I was just too under the weather. I do feel it's a very important part of the Christmas season though.


OliveTree said...

What a beautiful poem. Lovely pictures to go with it too. Glad you enjoyed epiphany!