George Herbert quotes

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Christ is my onely head,
My alone onely heart and breast,
My onely musick, striking me ev'n dead;
Holinesse on the head,
Light and perfections on the breast,
Thus thinne and lean without a fence or friend,
I was blown through with ev'ry storm and winde.
Now I am here, what thou wilt do with me
None of my books will show:
I reade, and sigh, and wish I were a tree;
At first thou gav'st me milk and sweetnesses;
I had my wish and way:
Ah my deare God! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not.
I, who had heard of music in the spheres,
But not of speech in stars, began to muse:
Give me simplicity, that I may live,
So live and like, that I may know Thy ways,
life is straight,
Straight as a line, and ever tends to Thee,
A wreathed garland of deserved praise,
Of praise deserved, unto Thee I give,
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