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Poem by George Herbert


Church Music


Sweetest of sweets, I thank you: when displeasure
Did through my body wound my mind,
You took me thence, and in your house of pleasure
A dainty lodging me assigned.

Now I in you without a body move,
Rising and falling with your wings:
We both together sweetly live and love,
Yet say sometimes, "God help poor Kings".

Comfort, I'll die; for if you post from me
Sure I shall do so, and much more:
But if I travel in your company,
You know the way to heaven's door. 



George Herbert


George Herbert's other poems:
  1. The Thanksgiving
  2. Charms and Knots
  3. Affliction (III)
  4. Joseph's Coat
  5. Mortification


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