The Contents of your Heart

The Lamb by William Blake

Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,
By the stream and o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee.
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and He is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Little Lamb, God bless thee!

There are a great many spirits at work in the world. Wise is the young man (or the old for that matter) who is discerning with respect to which spirits he allows to dwell in his heart. Those spirits dark and somber will darken your soul while those delightful and joyous will enliven it.

Many have tried through the ages to blame others for the contents of their heart, but you, dear readers, must surely know that you alone are responsible for what you hold therein.

6 thoughts on “The Contents of your Heart

  1. Joshua

    The spirit in which we do things, regardless of what we do, is Most certainly the determine factor, of whether we are truly living.
    Thanks for the perfectly timed reminder, of where I am from.


  2. Joy

    Thank you Gregg for sharing the content of your heart, your words are a healing balm, or at times a flaming sword, depending on the content of my heart. I feel that the ongoing opportunity you offer to purify the heart is a priceless gift, for it is those that “overcometh” (as it say’s in Revelation) that will “…eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God”. God has a plan, and we are miraculously called “if we have an ear” to do the work that is necessary to assist Him with the execution of that plan, but we will be of no avail to him if remnants of a “hardened heart” prevail in us. We too must be a lamb and come as a little child.


  3. Coco

    Beautiful poem and yes the content of our heart is within our control. Even if we were taught that it is not so, at some point, for peace and to live a free life we have to assume this responsibility.


  4. Katherine

    Yes, we cannot blame someone else for the quality of what is in our heart. Regardless of what happens to us we have absolute responsibility for the thoughts and feelings related to our heart. What a beautiful poem, too!


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