On Leaving Jesus Behind

thoughtfully catholic

And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.

(Matthew 2:11-12)

Du kommst und gehst, doch bleibt zurück die Saat,
die Du gesät zu künft’ger Herrlichkeit,
verborgen in dem Leib von Staub.

Es bleibt ein Glanz des Himmels in der Seele,
es bleibt ein tiefes Leuchten in den Augen,
ein Schweben in der Stimme Klang.

Es bleibt das Band, das Herz mit Herz verbindet,
der Lebensstrom, der aus dem Deinen quillt
und jedes Glied belebt.

You come and go, but the seed
That you sowed for future glory, remains behind
Buried in this body of dust.

A lustre of heaven remains in the soul,
A deep…

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