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In the end it all comes down to…

Love (III) Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,                                            Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack                                            From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,                                            … Continue reading

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Henry Vaughan – disciple of George Herbert

Peace (by Henry Vaughan)   My soul, there is a country    Far beyond the stars, Where stands a winged sentry    All skilful in the wars: There, above noise and danger,    Sweet Peace sits crown’d with smiles, And … Continue reading

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Searching for peace

Peace Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,                                            Let me once know.              I sought thee in a secret cave,              And ask’d, if Peace were there. A hollow wind did seem to answer, No:                                            Go … Continue reading

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Confronting my sinfulness

Sighs and Groans                                      O do not use me After my sins! look not on my desert, But on thy glory! Then thou wilt reform And not refuse me: for thou only art The mighty God, but I a silly … Continue reading

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Pilgrim

The Pilgrimage I travell’d on, seeing the hill, where lay                                          My expectation.                  A long it was and weary way.                  The gloomy cave of Desperation I left on th’ one, and on the other side                                         The rock … Continue reading

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Groaning

Sion Lord, with what glory wast thou serv’d of old, When Solomons temple stood and flourished!        Where most things were of purest gold;        The wood was all embellished With flowers and carvings, mystical and rare: All show’d the … Continue reading

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Anger and Love

Discipline Throw away thy rod, Throw away thy wrath:                          O my God, Take the gentle path.   For my hearts desire Unto thine is bent:                          I aspire To a full consent.   Not a word or look I … Continue reading

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