With faithful thought I fix my mind on God--

With faithful thought I fix my mind on God--
if one means to get into the right road,
to be sheltered, protected, to reach Him
effortlessly, one must be a sort of

sojourner, for, you see, as one's absorbed
into His light, the good that we do or
want to do repays Him, and joyfully
what we receive we give Him as our

Master. Then God's light, a fiery torch
uncovers what faith is--blessed hope in
the certainty God keeps His promises;

and when the heart intermingles kindness
with God's word, we get a glimpse of a love
deathless, burning, and the deep peace to come.
An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition
V CXXV:285. See also B S2:17:185, from Valgrisi 207 (1548) Key

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