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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

Christ Crucified

Richard Crashaw (c. 1613–1649)

THY restless feet now cannot go

For us and our eternal good,

As they were ever wont. What though

They swim, alas! in their own flood?

Thy hands to give Thou canst not lift,

Yet will Thy hand still giving be;

It gives, but O, itself’s the gift!

It gives tho’ bound, tho’ bound ’tis free!