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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Confessions

Saint Augustine (354–430)
 
ACCEPT 1 the sacrifice of my confessions from the ministry of my tongue, which thou hast formed and aroused to confess unto thy name…… Let my soul praise thee, that it may love thee; and let it confess unto thee thy mercy, that it may praise thee. Thy whole Creation ceaseth not nor is silent in thy praise: neither the spirit of man with speech directed unto thee; nor things animate nor inanimate by the mouth of them that meditate thereon: that so our souls may from their weariness arise toward thee, and leaning on those things which thou hast made, pass to thyself, who madest all wonderfully; and in whom is refreshment and true strength.  1
 
Note 1. Augustine. Conf. V. i. Chiefly from Pusey’s translation. [Trans. R. Bridges.] [back]
 
 
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