The Lord

by Raymond Buckland,"Bucklands Complete Book of Witchcraft"

Behold! I am He who is at the beginning and the end of time.
I am in the heat of the sun and the coolness of the breeze.
The spark of life is within Me.
As is the darkness of death;
For I am the cause of existence
And the Gatekeeper at the end of time.

Lord-dweller in the sea,
You hear the thunder of My hooves upon the shore
And see the fleck of foam as I pass by.
My strength is such that I might lift the world to touch the stars.
Yet gentle, ever am I, as the Lover.

I am He whom all must face at the appointed hour.
Yet I am not to be feared, for I am Brother, Lover, Son.
Death is but the beginning of life.
And I am He who turns the key.

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