What I Hope To Read
'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part One Volume 1, Chapters 41-92 By Ludolph of Saxony Translated By Milton T. Walsh
'Contemplating God with the Great Tradition: Recovering Trinitarian Classical Tradition' by Craig A. Carter
'God In Himself: Scripture, Metaphysics, and the Task of Christian Theology' by Steven J. Duby
'Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life' biography by Brian Patrick McGuire
'Melancholy' Essays by Laszlo F. Foldenyi Translated From The Hungarian By Tim Wilkinson
'The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers' Memoir by Terry McDonell
'A User's Guide to Melancholy' by Mary Ann Lund
'The Anatomy Of Melancholy' by Richard Burton
'The Illustrious House Of Ramires' A Novel by Eca De Queiros Translated from the Portuguese, with an afterword by Margaret Jull Costa
'Life Embitters' Stories by Josep Pla
'The Professor of Desire' A Novel by Philip Roth
'Philip Roth: The Biography' by Blake Bailey
A Hymn by Bernard of Clairvaux
1 O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown!
O sacred Head, what glory,
what bliss till now was thine!
Yet, though despised and gory,
I joy to call thee mine.
2 What thou, my Lord, hast suffered
was all for sinners’ gain.
Mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
’Tis I deserve thy place.
Look on me with thy favor,
and grant to me thy grace.
3 What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest Friend,
for this, thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
Oh, make me thine forever,
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love to thee.
4 Be near when I am dying,
oh, show thy cross to me,
and for my rescue, flying,
come, Lord, and set me free!
These eyes, new faith receiving,
from Jesus shall not move,
for one who dies believing
dies safely, through thy love.