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The Confession, Book 1, Chapter 4, 4


What art Thou then, my God?
What, but the Lord God?
For who is Lord but the Lord?
or who is God save our God?
Most highest, most good, most potent, most omnipotent;
most merciful, yet most just;
most hidden, yet most present;
most beautiful, yet most strong;
stable, yet incomprehensible;
unchangeable, yet all-changing;
never new, never old;
and bringing age upon the proud and they know it not;
ever working, ever at rest;
still gathering, yet lacking nothing;
supporting, filling, and overspreading;
creating, nourishing, and maturing;
seeking, yet having all things.
Thou lovest, without passion;
art jealous, without anxiety;
repentest, yet grievest not;
art angry, yet serene;
changest Thy works, Thy purpose unchanged;
receivest again what Thou findest,
yet didst never lose

Thou art never in need but still thou dost rejoice at thy gains;
art never greedy, yet demandest dividends.
Men pay more than is required so that thou dost become a debtor;
yet who can possess anything at all which is not already thine?
Thou owest men nothing,
yet payest out to them as if in debt to thy creature,
and when thou dost cancel debts thou losest nothing thereby.

Yet, O my God, my life, my holy Joy, what is this that I have said?
What can any man say when he speaks of thee?
But woe to them that keep silence–since even those who say most are dumb.

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