Make Your Heart an Earthly Paradise

Music: Fugue #8 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Yo Tomita

Make your heart an earthly paradise
On which, above all, you yourself depend.
The only Eden is the one you tend,
Hoping that the sunlight will suffice.
Each holds within the heart a paradigm,
Remembrance of a love that was the sea
'Ere one felt the wound of you and me
Slicing through the tides of that sweet time.
Do, then, recreate such love within,
A gated garden in a world of sin,
Yielding grace grown only in that clime.

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