The soul in paraphrase

Prayer the church
s banquet, angel
s age,
        Gods breath in man returning to his birth,
        The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
The Christian plummet sounding heav
n and earth
Engine against th Almighty, sinner’s tow’r,
        Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
        The six-days world transposing in an hour,
A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear;
Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss,
        Exalted manna, gladness of the best,
        Heaven in ordinary, man well drest,
The milky way, the bird of Paradise,
        Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul
s blood,

        The land of spices; something understood.