Here you will find the Poem Preparatory Meditations - First Series: 6. of poet Edward Taylor
(Canticles 2:1. The Lily of the Valleys) Am I Thy gold? Or purse, Lord, for Thy wealth; Whether in mine or mint refined for Thee? I'm counted so, but count me o'er Thyself, Lest gold-washed face, and brass in heart I be. I fear my touchstone touches when I try Me, and my counted gold too overly. Am I new-minted by Thy stamp indeed? Mine eyes are dim; I cannot clearly see. Be Thou my spectacles that I may read Thine image do upon me stand, I am a golden angel in Thy hand. Lord, make my soul Thy plate: Thine image bright Within the circle of the same enfoil. And on its brims in golden letters write Thy superscription in an holy style. Then I shall be Thy money, Thou my hoard: Let me Thy angel be, be Thou my Lord.