Love is Life, & Love is Death

But love is life. To die of love is then

The only pass to higher life than this.

All love is death to loving, living men;

All deaths are leaps across clefts to the abyss.

Our life is the broken current, Lord, of thine,

Flashing from morn to morn with conscious shine—

Then first by willing death self-made, then life divine.
—George MacDonald

Lord of essential life, help me to die.

To will to die is one with highest life,

The mightiest act that to Will’s hand doth lie—

Born of God’s essence, and of man’s hard strife:

God, give me strength my evil self to kill,

And die into the heaven of thy pure will.—

Then shall this body’s death be very tolerable.

—George MacDonald


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