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.

2 comments:

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.

Blessings!
Deborah

OliveTree said...

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