We Can Only Wonder

We Can Only Wonder


A God who came a man

a virgin maid, a mother

We reason all we can

tell one thing or another


A God but he can die

dead man, and can he live?

How can we make reply?

How can we answer give?


Yet Truth itself does teach it

though man’s mind sinks far under

Thinking itself can’t reach it

we halt, can only wonder.


Adapted from a Mediaeval poem


Icon of the Virgin of Vladimir

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