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Deh fammiti vedere.

Oh, make me see Thee, Lord, where'er I go!
If mortal beauty sets my soul on fire,
That flame when near to Thine must needs expire,
And I with love of only Thee shall glow.
Dear Lord, Thy help I seek against this woe,
These torments that my spirit vex and tire;
Thou only with new strength canst re-inspire
My will, my sense, my courage faint and low.
Thou gavest me on earth this soul divine;
And Thou within this body weak and frail
Didst prison it-how sadly there to live!
How can I make its lot less vile than mine?
Without Thee, Lord, all goodness seems to fail.
To alter fate is God's prerogative.

                          
--Michelangelo Buonarroti 



The Pietà (1498-1499)


      
   

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  1. Anonymous3/22/2011

    Dear friend,

    I pray things will be better for you.
    I know it's not much, but I hope you'll be able to find some comfort in the thought that people wish you well.
    I hope this passes soon.
    :)

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  2. Thank you, dear friend, really. Come, it shan't be so bad.

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