Sunday, 7 October 2018

Suffer with Humility - Thomas à Kempis

When thou art oppressed with pain,
Think that 'tis no loss, but gain;
Suffering with humility
Yields a shower of good to thee.

Thou shalt honour thus the Lord,
Duplicate thine own reward,
Please the Angel hosts on high,
And thy neighbours edify.

Thomas à Kempis (1380 - 1471) The Netherlands (born in Germany but left at age 12)
Translated by Daniel Joseph Donahoe
Source: Early Christian hymns: translations of the verses of the most noted Latin writers of the early and middle ages, Daniel Joseph Donahoe, Grafton Press, 1908

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