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‘Love’ by George Herbert

Love (III)

Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,

Guilty of dust and sin.

But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack

From my first entrance in,

Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,

If I lacked any thing.

“A guest,” I answered, “worthy to be here:”

Love said, “You shall be he.”

“I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,

I cannot look on thee.”

Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,

“Who made the eyes but I?”

“Truth Lord, but I have marr’d them: let my shame

Go where it does deserve.”

“And know you not,” says Love, “who bore the blame?”

“My dear, then I will serve.”

“You must sit down,” says Love, “and taste my meat:”

So I did sit

and eat.

Read more about George Herbert, an admirable man of God who speaks to the heart of  each one of us.

George Herbert & Bemerton

Poems of George Herbert

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