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Friday 19th June - Icon of the Day

The PILGRIMAGE.

Written by Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight, After his CONDEMNATION, The Day before his Death.

Give me my Scollap-Shell of Quiet,

My Staff of Faith to lean upon;

My Scrip of Joy, Immortal Diet,

My Bottle of Salvation;

My Gown of Glory, Hopes True Gage:

And thus I'll go my Pilgrimage.

Blood must be my Body's Balm,

For here no other Balm is given;

Whilst my Soul, like a quiet Palm,

Travels to the Land of Heaven,

And there I'll kiss the Bowl of Bliss,

And drink m'Eternal Fill on e v'ry milky Hill.

My Soul may be a thirst before;

But after, it shall ne'er thirst more.

And in this happy Blissful Way

More Painful Pilgrims I shall see,

Which have put off their Rags of Clay,

And go Apparell'd Fresh, like me:

I'll bring them first to quench their Thirst

To the Pure Wells where Sweetness dwells;

And then to Taste of Nectar-Suckets,

Drawn up by Saints in Cristal Buckets.




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Image: Thomas Cole. Study for Two Youths Enter Upon a Pilgrimage, 1846-48, Oil on canvas, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Witchita State University; Gift of Sam and Rie Bloomfield, 1954 1. 2. Photo courtesy of the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art.

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In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray For those whose treatment is on hold because of the virus.

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If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at kvcox-therapy@gmail.com

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