Book of Lambspring

15. Father and Son are Joined

1556 Manuscript at Zentralbibliothek Zürich:

HERE FATHER AND SON ARE JOINED IN ONE SO TO REMAIN FOR EVER.

1607 Manuscript at Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg:

1678 Included in the Musaeum Hermeticum, published by Lucas Jennis in Frankfurt

The sleeping Father is here changed
Entirely into limpid water,
And by virtue of this water alone
The good work is accomplished.
There is now a glorified and beautiful Father,
And he brings forth a new Son.
The Son ever remains in the Father,
And the Father in the Son.
Thus in divers things
They produce untold, precious fruit.
They perish never more,
And laugh at death.
By the grace of God they abide for ever,
The Father and the Son, triumphing gloriously
In the splendour of their new Kingdom.
Upon one throne they sit,
And the face of the Ancient Master
Is straightway seen between them:
He is arrayed in a crimson robe.

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