In this joy my Lord looked Down
where our Lady had stood by the cross.
asking, ‘would you see her?’
Though Julian longed to see her bodily,
She was given a spiritual vision:
the Maiden, His blessed Mothrer,
Our Lady, Saint Mary,
in the love He had in her and She in Him.
She, chosen of Man’s best nature,
in her pity, love, grief, joy;
with child, at the cross, and now in heavenly joy.
He, Trinirty in Man,
All that is best in Man, suffering
At the hands of our worst nature.