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Xanga- 7/2/05

Has anybody ever heard of a guy named… *remembering name*… Anselm?

Well, one time while I was flipping through my history book in Mrs. Syms class and I saw a quote from him that I really liked.  Then I never found it again.  Then after searching the book carefully, I found it again.  I haven’t been able to find the exact same quote, unfortunately since I turned my book in, but I will soon.  Here are a few of his AWESOME quotes. (I have put them into this form; it’s not really poetry).  Just take a look at what this awesome man of God put into writing… Please, just take a moment and reflect on your life…

Lord our God,

Grant us grace to desire Thee with our whole heart,

That, so desiring,we may seek,

And seeking find Thee,

And so finding Thee may love Thee,

And loving Thee, may hate those sins

From which Thou hast redeemed us.

A Song of Anselm

Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you

You are gentle with us as a mother with her children

Often you weep over our sins and our pride

Tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement

You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds

In sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us

Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life

By your anguish and labour we come forth in joy

Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness

Through your gentleness we find comfort in fear

Your warmth gives life to the dead

Your touch makes sinners righteous

Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us

In your love and tenderness remake us

In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness

For the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us



I acknowledge, Lord,

And I give thanks

That you have created your image in me,

So that I may remember you,

Think of you,

Love you.

But this image is so obliterated

And worn away by wickedness,

It is so obscured by the smoke of sins,

That it cannot do what it was created to do,

Unless you renew and reform it.

I am not attempting, O Lord,

To penetrate your loftiness,

For I cannot begin to match my understanding with it,

But I desire in some measure to understand your truth,

Which my heart believes and loves.

For I do not seek to understand

In order that I may believe,

But I believe in order to understand.

For this too I believe,

That “unless I believe, I shall not understand” (Isaiah 7:9)


O, Lord, through your Son you command us, no, you counsel us to ask,

And you promise that you will hear us so that our joy may be complete

Give me then what you promise to give through your Truth.

You, O God, are faithful; Grant that I may receive my request

So that my joy may be complete.


No one will have any other desire in heaven than what God wills;

And the desire of one will be the desire of all;

And the desire of all and of each one will also be the desire of God.


O God,

Let me know you and love you

So that I may find joy in you;

And if I cannot do so fully in this life,

Let me at least make some progress every day,

Until at last that knowledge, love and joy

Come to me in all their plenitude*

While I am here on earth let me know you fully;

Let my love for you grow deeper here,

So that there I may love you fully.

On earth then I shall have great joy in hope,

And in heaven complete joy in the fulfillment of my hope.

*Plenitude- the quality or state of being full or abundant


St. Anselm of Canterbury, 1033-1109










Xanga- 7/1/05

Well, it’s been goin’ good.  Still working on a camp write-up.  I am hoping to go to camp next week to work with star of hope, and really hoping Amanda will come too.  And if not that week, maybe the next…

Anyway, this is the summer of verse memorization for me… i realized that in the past i memorized verses for camp, awana, and school, and they never really stuck, except for john 3:16… so I have been memorizing different verses and it’s been pretty cool…

So far, I have been working on 1 John 5:3-5, 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1, and 1 Peter 5:2-4.  Now I will be working on a Psalm, seeing as I know about 50 or so worship songs and not one whole

Worship Song Completely Breathed By God

hmmm… kind of makes you think…