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Poem by George Herbert


Prayer


Prayer the Churches banquet, Angels age,
Gods breath in man returning to his birth,
The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgramage,
The Christian plummet sounding heav'n and earth;
Engine against th'Almightie, sinners towre,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six-daies world-transposing in an houre,
A kinde of tune, which all things heare and fear;
Softnesse, and peace, and joy, and love, and blisse,
Exalted Manna, gladnesse of the best,
Heaven in ordinarie, man well drest,
The milkie way, the bird of Paradise,
Church-bels beyond the starres heard, the souls bloud,
The land of spices; something understood. 



George Herbert


George Herbert's other poems:
  1. Mattins
  2. Clasping of Hands
  3. The Search
  4. The Dawning
  5. Jordan


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • James Flecker Prayer ("Let me not know how sins and sorrows glide")
  • Philip Bailey Prayer ("Yea! even here as everywhere, let man")
  • Rose Cooke Prayer ("Oh, Love divine, ineffable!")
  • Bessie Parkes Prayer ("WE pray for earth and earthly things")

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