Mystics, Poets

Unless You Lead Me

I cannot dance Lord, unless you lead me.
I can leap with abandon
When you, Lord, set the song.
Then shall I leap into love,
From love into knowledge,
From knowledge into joy,
And from joy to something beyond human experience.
There I want to remain, yet You call me to circle higher still.

– Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207 – 1282AD)