Sir Walter Raleigh

(1552 - 1618 / Devon / England)

Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh

The Crosse Of Christ

Rise, O my soul, with thy desires to heaven,
And with divinest contemplation use
Thy time, where time's eternity is given ;
And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse,
But down in midnight darkness let them lie ;
So live thy better, let thy worst thoughts die.

And thou, my soul, inspired with holy flame,
View and review, with most regardful eie,

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