George Herbert
Montgomery, Wales
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I cannot ope mine eyes,
But thou art ready there to catch
My morning-soul and sacrifice:
Then we must needs for that day make a match.

My God, what is a heart?
Silver, or gold, or precious stone,
Or star, or rainbow, or a part
Of all these things or all of them in one?
My God, what is a heart?
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Joshua Adeyemi 12 April 2017
First questioning God for the gravity of love he bestows of men. And in progression make request to God, praying that he will climb to him oneday. Great piece!
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Onyeka Ajah 05 February 2014
He did not heav'n and earth create yet studies them, not him by whom they be.... This is so true, everyday we have men straining to discover more about creation yet so blind about d creator!
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Schuyler Allen 05 February 2012
Your poems inspire me so much :)
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Manonton Dalan 05 February 2012
reading poem like this on sunday morning is very good start for me as christian. yes, teach me thy love to know so i won't be lost among genius of your flock. md
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BreOnna Schneck 05 February 2010
It shows not only religious beliefs but the truth of it through words. I myself am religious and this poem describes what many may feel. Don't be put out by what others criticize on your beliefs.
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Kevin Straw 05 February 2010
Beautifully written, but addressing the religionists who believe in its theology. Why are there so many religious poems in this slot?
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Jenel Shain 05 February 2010
wow, powerful, really turns my heart.
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Joseph Poewhit 05 February 2010
Herbert brings to light the conflict of worldly treasure and the calling of heavenly treasures.Bringing to mind that, yea, cannot serve mammon and GOD at the same time.
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Indira Renganathan 05 February 2010
An ambitious poem rightly pleading to the Lord.... 'Teach me thy love to know; That this new light, which now I see, May both the work and workman show: Then by a sun-beam I will climb to thee....very lovable words from an ancestral poet of 16th to 17th century
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Terence George Craddock 05 February 2010
I cannot ope mine eyes, But thou art ready there to catch My morning-soul and sacrifice: Is this not beautiful? God eagerly waiting to embrace, his soul his heart each morning. A heart described in metaphor so descriptively. A heart eager to be taught and know God's love with each new light, a heart wanting to climb up to God upon a sun-beam.
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