Happy Easter =)

Oh death, where is your sting?
Oh hell, where is your victory?
Oh Church, come stand in the light!
The glory of God has defeated the night!

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead. He’s alive! He’s alive!

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou’art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy’or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

~John Donne

 

Praise God.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. taethiel says:

    Amen. =)

    And I love. that. poem. I read it in British lit a few years ago, and fell instantly in love. <3

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    1. AnnaEstelle says:

      =) yea. I studied it in English 3 with TPS, and loved it…and then we studied it again this semester in my Lit class. John Donne has some really powerful stuff.

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  2. vtgrandview says:

    Happy Easter Anna–we miss you and Em!!

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  3. You forgot one song. :)

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    1. AnnaEstelle says:

      Ohhhhhhh yes…TBC’s finest moment. <3 =)))

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