George Herbert

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

H. Baptism Ii - Poem by George Herbert

Since, Lord, to thee
A narrow way and little gate
Is all the passage, on my infancy
Thou didst lay hold, and antedate
My faith in me.

O let me still
Write thee great God, and me a child:
Let me be soft and supple to thy will,
Small to my self, to others mild,
Behither ill.

Although by stealth
My flesh get on, yet let her sister
My soul bid nothing, but preserve her wealth:
The growth of flesh is but a blister;
Childhood is health.

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  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/15/2017 3:59:00 PM)

    Words can't be enough to express my love for this poem.
    Herbert is a religious poet and that is why i love him.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003

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