By Frater S.C.F.V.
Beloved of All,
Who shines as One in All,
Invisible in the visible,
Sovereign in Silence,
How my heart longs to cry out to You!
Infinite music streams from I Know Not Where,
And fills the world with harmony.
Yours is this ecstasysong,
Yours the Glory, and the Love,
As John the Baptist said,
“I must decrease so He can can increase…”
Let “me” decrease as you increase,
Your Presence vibrating through every level and layer of awareness,
And through the darkened depths of the Unknown,
For you are the Unknown who staggers the mind,
And yet Know All—
Let “me” dissolve in “You”
Until “me” and “You” are lived not-two!
Power that powers all,
Love that loves in all,
Source of all that is,
Prior to being and not-being,
In all things, my heart bows to You
And knows that you are Sovereign.
What bliss it is to worship You,
Who are worthy of All praise,
None know this bliss
But those in whom You spark it–
This outer wave of Your inner Glory!
You alone I worship,
I take no god but You,
I praise no being but You,
Nor bow before any idol,
For the dead stone of Dagon,
Fell before You,
As all will fall!
All Offerings I give to You
And You Alone,
With prayers that you may permit your servants to share in them.
But my ultimate Offering is my “self,”
Let “I” burn in the pyre of “You,”
That Truth should blaze in Glory!
Lord, You are the Inner and the Outer,
Lover of the Heavens and the smallest mote of dust,
Sustainer of All,
Creator and Nurturer,
Sword and Shield,
Lord of the Light and of the Darkness,
Beloved One of All,
What words can catch Your praise?
Words fall like idols,
Before your Majesty,
The fire of Silence burns them up,
And from the ash,
A Phoenix-Love does rise.
I praise You Father,
I worship You, King,
I bow in body and in heart,
I leap from the cliff of all I know,
And plummet into the Depths of You, Unknown, Unguarded,
Stripped, laid bare,
Vulnerable and open,
My heartsong booming
A Holy Roar of God!
Burn in me now,
O Holy Fire,
Consume all falsehood that abides in “me,”
Burn up all evil, cleanse all sin,
Destroy all ignorance,
Banish every Enemy,
Let my heart be your Throne,
And the Temple be clean!
When I strive to speak of You,
And therefore let “me” bow in Silence
And let my tongue be Still.