St. Augustine’s Confessions, Book 1: Infancy and Boyhood to Age Fifteen, Chap. 1, part 1

21 Jan

Chapter 1: He Proclaims the Greatness of God, Whom He Desires to Seek and Invoke, Being Awakened by Him.

You are great, O Lord, and greatly to be praised. Great is Your power, and Your wisdom is infinite.  And man would praise You; man, who is but a small particle of Your creation; yes, man, though he carries with him his mortality, the evidence of his sin, the evidence that You resist the proud; yet man, but a particle of Your creation, would praise You.

You awake us to delight in your praise; for You made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.

**Edited to add chapter headings that I found at New Advent.  The translation is still the Modern English Version by Hal M. Helms, published by Paraclete Press

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