Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Battle won!

Praise be to Him!
An epic task is completed!

Non nobis Domine!—
Not unto us, O Lord!
The Praise or Glory be
Of any deed or word;
For in Thy Judgment lies
To crown or bring to nought
All knowledge or device
That Man has reached or wrought.
And we confess our blame—
How all too high we hold
That noise which men call Fame,
That dross which men call Gold.
For these we undergo
Our hot and godless days,
But in our hearts we know
Not unto us the Praise.

O Power by Whom we live—
Creator, Judge, and Friend,
Upholdingly forgive
Nor fail us at the end:
But grant us well to see
In all our piteous ways—
Non nobis Domine!—
Not unto us the Praise!
-Rudyard Kipling
K- I like this clip and this poem;  they are appropriate as a reflection on the finished task of your oral defense on this 27th day of April 2011. This day has been days, months and really, years in the making.  Proud of you! Praise His Name.
Non nobis Domine, sed domine tuo de glorium. 

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