George Herbert

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

George Herbert Poems

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

Prayer the Church's banquet, angels' age,
God's breath in man returning to his birth,
The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
The Christian plummet sounding heav'n and earth;

Engine against th'Almighty, sinner's tower,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six-days' world transposing in an hour,
A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear;

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