“O Lord, our souls long for words of fire, but we cannot reach them! Oh, when will we be rid of the clay vessels, which are now so uncongenial to our song? When will we be able with wings to mount upward to Your throne? And having learned some flaming sonnets that have once been sung by cherubim above, when will we be able to praise you forever?
Even these flaming sonnets are not rich enough for Your glory. We want to sing to You a new song. We will, when we reach the heavenly shore, become leaders of the eternal music. Day and night, we will circle God’s throne rejoicing, and count it the fullness of our glory, our bliss, our heaven, to wave the palm and cast our crowns with our songs at Your feet forever and ever!”