In this poem, an extended metaphor compares God to a weaver, whose "twine" is the material which is used to build the world. God is, then, the origin of all material from which humanity is spun: the speaker begs God to use him as his tool in this regard. In appealing to be used as God's "wheel" and "loom," the poet uses a semantic field of spinning and cloth-making to deepen the metaphor and extend the imagery. Notably, however, he states that God should make the "web" himself—that is, while the speaker is volunteering to be a conduit through which the miracle of God's creation can be performed, he does not suggest that he is anything other than a willing tool here. It is God himself whose "fine" yarn will weave what will eventually become "Holy robes for glory" to be worn by the speaker, an indication that he has become a more understanding, compassionate, and valuable Christian.