Verse > Anthologies > The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse > 323. The King’s Daughter
Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
323. The King’s Daughter
By Ella Dietz
        The Word, the Redeemed is such as needs to be washed, and cleansed, and clothed upon.
In her lives the Imrah, the Word which is distilled and purified.
The feminine Imrah, or seven times purified words of Elóhah and of Jehovah.
It is a quickening Word, which comforts in affliction, and is the reward of all who keep Jehovah’s precepts.

I AM beloved of the Prince of the garden of pleasure,
  I am beloved;
I am his pearl, and his dove, and his heart’s hidden treasure,
  I am approved;
To-day he has given his love, oh! his love without measure,        5
  Which can never be moved.
He has called me ‘Beloved of my soul’, and my heart beats, repeating
  ‘Beloved of my soul’,
And my blood dances swift through my veins in a musical beating;
  The twin currents roll,       10
Pouring forth their wild love, then again to their centre retreating
  Under righteous control.
O king of my life’s hidden spring! O lord of my being!
  Beloved of my heart;
Our lips breathed one prayer, and our souls, in a sudden, agreeing,       15
  Knit, joining each part
Of the long-severed Word that the prophets beheld in their seeing—
  Belovèd thou art.
The long-severed name of the Lord we are loving and fearing;
  Our Sabbaths of rest       20
Do welcome the Son; the Redeemed hail the Bridegroom’s appearing—
  His Name ever blest;
The Word in our hearts spoken now, in soft accents endearing,
  With joy is confest.
Yea! Imrah—the Word, the Redeemed, the Bride of the Morning,       25
  The joy of the earth;
O Imrah, beloved, whom the world had outcast in its scorning,
  Rejoice in thy birth;
Ten thousands shall bless thee and bring thee thy gems of adorning,
  And comfort thy dearth.       30



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