The Blind See

Little bird laments the hardness of its heart and the darkness of its spiritual sight. It yearns for the Light.

Blind Heart

O callused heart of misery,
So hardened by sin's vainglory,
Misshapened by iniquity:
Enshrouded infidelity.

"And they came to Beth-saida.
And some people brought to him a blind man, and begged him to touch him." 1

O darkened heart of selfishness,
So self-absorbed without kindness,
Snared by lies whispered in darkness:
Twisted truths enforced in blindness.

"And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked him, 'Do you see anything?'" 2

O heart brought low by Heaven's grace,
So hopeless in its exposed place;
Awakened to its deep disgrace:
Blind heart now beholds its own face.

"And he looked up and said, 'I see men; but they look like trees, walking.'" 3

O heart first touched by heaven's light,
So enamoured by Love's first sight,
Now softened to its neighbour's plight:
His Mercy heals the sick heart's blight.

"Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes;
and he looked intently and was restored,
and saw everything clearly." 4

O heart restored within its soul,
In Mercy's love it is made whole,
Freed by Truth, with Love as its goal:
Living flame from a lump of coal!

"And he sent him away to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village." 5

O heart returning to your place,
Please stay secure in Heaven's grace.
He'll hold you close in His embrace,
Until you meet Him face to Face.


(c) Paul Buis, 2000

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1. Mark 8:22
2. Mark 8:23
3. Mark 8:24
4. Mark 8:25
5. Mark 8:26