George Herbert

(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633 / Montgomery, Wales)

George Herbert Poems

1. Psalm V 10/22/2014
2. The Search 3/24/2015
3. The Temper (Ii) 11/27/2003
4. The Call 3/28/2011
5. Sepulchre 11/27/2003
6. Praise (I) 11/28/2003
7. Providence 1/3/2003
8. The H. Scriptures I 11/28/2003
9. The Holy Scriptures Ii 11/28/2003
10. The Affliction (I) 1/1/2004
11. The Temper 1/13/2003
12. Sighs And Groans 12/18/2003
13. The Holdfast 1/3/2003
14. The H. Communion 11/27/2003
15. The Thanksgiving 11/25/2003
16. The Forerunners 1/1/2004
17. Whitsunday 11/28/2003
18. Man's Medley 1/3/2003
19. The Sinner 11/27/2003
20. Nature 11/27/2003
21. Sonnet (Ii) 1/1/2004
22. Jordan 1/13/2003
23. Repentance 11/27/2003
24. Lent 2/26/2004
25. Sin 1/13/2003
26. The Windows 1/3/2003
27. Sin (I) 1/3/2003
28. Joseph's Coat 1/3/2003
29. The British Church 1/1/2004
30. Vanity (I) 1/3/2003
31. Jordan (I) 1/3/2003
32. Life 1/3/2003
33. Sin (Ii) 11/28/2003
34. H. Baptism Ii 11/27/2003
35. Mortification 1/3/2003
36. Man 1/3/2003
37. Prayer 1/13/2003
38. H. Baptism 11/27/2003
39. Sunday 1/3/2003
40. The Elixir 1/1/2004
Best Poem of George Herbert

Affliction

When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
So many joys I writ down for my part,
Besides what I might have
Out of my stock of natural delights,
Augmented with thy gracious benefits.

I looked on thy furniture so fine,
And made it fine to me:
Thy glorious household-stuff did me entwine,
And 'tice me unto thee.
Such stars I counted mine: both heav'n and earth
Paid me my wages in a world of mirth.

What pleasures could I want, whose King I served?
Where joys my fellows were?
Thus argu'd into hopes, my thoughts ...

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Affliction (Iv)

Broken in pieces all asunder,
Lord, hunt me not,
A thing forgot,
Once a poor creature, now a wonder,
A wonder tortur'd in the space
Betwixt this world and that of grace.

My thoughts are all a case of knives,
Wounding my heart

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