Friday, 5 March 2010
Hymn to Hermes Trismegistos
Saved by Thy Power divine, let me rejoice that Thou hast shown Thyself to me in all Thy Fullness. Let me rejoice that Thou hast designed to consecrate me, still entombed in bodies, to Eternity.
For this is the sole festival of praise worthy of man-to know Thy Majesty.
I know Thee; yea, by the Single Sense of our intelligence, I have perceived Thy Light supreme,-O Thou True Life of life, O Fecund Womb that giveth birth to every nature!
I have known Thee, O Thou completely filled with the Conception from Thyself of Universal Nature!
I have known Thee, O Thou Eternal Constancy!
Form the whole of this my prayer in worship of Thy Good, this favour only of Thy Goodness do I crave: that Thou wilt keep me constant in our Love-of-knowing- Thee, and let me ne'er be cut off from this kind of Life.