planted by God,
O sweetness of Paradise:
Let your leaves, like eyes, shed tears on my behalf,
For I am naked and a stranger to God’s glory.
(Hymn from Lenten Matins)
“Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelations 21:3-4)