Henry Vaughan quotes

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O thou immortal light and heat!
Whose hand so shines through all this frame,
He sighed for Eden, and would often say,
"Ah! what bright days were those!"
He drew the curse upon the world, and cracked
The whole frame with his fall.
Weighing the steadfastness and state
Of some mean things which here below reside,
The flowers without clothes live,
Yet Solomon was never dressed so fine.
Man hath still either toys or care:
But hath no root, nor to one place is tied,
Early, as well as late,
Rise with the sun, and set in the same bowers;
Man is the shuttle, to whose winding quest
And passage through these looms
God ordered motion, but ordained no rest.
There growes the flowre of peace,
The Rose that cannot wither,
He is thy gracious friend
And (O my Soul awake!)
Did in pure love descend
To die here for thy sake,
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