All Saints’ ChurcH Hartford

All Saints’ Church Hartford

The Hollow

Hartford, Huntingdon. PE29 1XP

Cambridgeshire


Revd Geoff Boucher

Email: geoffboucher@btinternet.com

on 01480 461846

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Service on 24th September 2017 - 15th Sunday after Trinity


   George Herbert

   (1593-1633)

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 marred them: let my shame

                                             Go where it doth 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.