Friday, 13 February 2009

The world is but a great inn

The world rings changes,
 it is never constant but in its disappointments.
 The world is but a great inn,
 where we are to stay a night or two, and be gone;
 what madness is it so to set our heart upon our inn,
 as to forget our home?
-- Thomas Watson

Lord God, I realize that I only am a passing stranger here on earth.
 Make my stay here at this inn worthwhile
 and that I keep faithful to you   and that I make a good preparation for the Kingdom where I want to live forever.

Dutch version / Nederlands > De wereld is een grote herberg

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