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The Altar (1633) by George Herbert

A   broken   ALTAR,   Lord   thy   servant   rears, Made  of  a   heart,   and   cemented   with   tears: Whose    parts   are   as   thy   hand    did    frame; No   workman’s   tool   hath   touch’d   the   same … Continue reading

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Confession (1633) by George Herbert

I was first acquainted with George Herbert through his poem Bitter-sweet, which was included in a John Piper book. And I must say that I have been quite mesmerised since then. I’ve never been good with poetry or literature in … Continue reading

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Bitter-sweet (George Herbert)

Ah my deare angrie Lord, Since thou dost love, yet strike; Cast down, yet help afford; Sure I will do the like. I will complain, yet praise; I will bewail, approve: And all my sowre-sweet dayes I will lament, and … Continue reading

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My first poem for God

Inspired by a passage in Timothy Keller’s book ‘The prodigal God’, I resolved to pen poems for God (as recorded in this post in April). Okay, it’s a very ambitious dream, considering that I’ve never dabbled in poetry. And maybe … Continue reading

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