Batter my heart (Holy Sonnet 14)
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Batter my heart, three-personed God; for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new...
Batter my heart, three-person'd God; (line 1)
o'erthrow me, and bend Your force (lines 3-4)
Batter my heart, three-person'd God (line 1)
I, like an usurp'd town, to another due, Labour to admit you, but O, to no end. Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captived, and proves weak or untrue. (lines 5-8)