What is Edward Taylor asking God to do in "Huswifery"?
Quick answer:For many Puritan poets, God's relationship with his people was a central metaphor for the dynamics of human relationships in general. In this poem, Taylor surveys the long history of God's relationship with his people, from David to Jesus to the author himself. Taylor looks back on some of the best and most iconic moments in the Bible, asking God to "unfold [his] heart" so that he can feel Christ's love as strongly as he had felt it earlier. He asks God to let him know Christ "as thy Son was known," even though he knows Christ better than anyone else. Taylor expresses his hope that he will not be "found/To sleep/And dream away eternity,"
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