The Dawning

The DawningWatercolor–Mixed Media;  Giclee print available on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper. Image size 15.75″ x 21.75″, with 2″ border surrounding.  Signed and numbered in a certified edition of 50.

This piece is inspired by the George Herbert poem of the same name.

The Dawning

Awake, sad heart, whom sorrow ever drowns ;
Take up thine eyes, which feed on earth ;
Unfold thy forehead, gathered into frowns ;
Thy Saviour comes, and with Him mirth :
Awake, awake,
And with a thankful heart His comforts take.
But thou dost still lament, and pine, and cry,
And feel His death, but not His victory.

Arise, sad heart ; if thou dost not withstand,
Christ’s resurrection thine may be ;
Do not by hanging down break from the hand
Which, as it riseth, raiseth thee :
Arise, Arise;
And with His burial linen drie thine eyes.
Christ left His grave-clothes, that we might, when grief
Draws tears or blood, not want a handkerchief.

 

 

 

 

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