I am opened like the flood of the world;
opened like the oyster
retrieved from the bottom of the sea.
But many waters have claimed me,
many oceans, many seas have dragged me down,
and so it is only by Thy grace,
my God, that I have been cracked
of my dutiful abasement,
keeper of my own continental heart
through all Thy floods, Thy storms,
I am opened forever.
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