Confessions IV

A shorter snippet – and almost every line alludes to different texts of Scripture, woven together into this end of chapter prayer (Book IV xvi 31, Chadwick translation)

O Lord our God
Under the covering of your wings
We set our hope
Protect us and bear us up
It is you who will carry us;
You who will bear us up from infancy
Until old age
When you are our firm support
Then it is firm indeed.
But when our support rests on our own strength
It is infirmity.
Our good is life with you forever
Because we turned away from that we became twisted
Let us now return to you that we may not be overturned
Our good is life with you and suffers no deficiency
For you yourself are that good

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