Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE RAPTURE (1), by THOMAS TRAHERNE

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First Line: Sweet infancy
Last Line: Did make the same? What hand divine!
Subject(s): Self


Sweet infancy!
O fire of Heaven! O sacred light!
How fair and bright!
How great am I,
Whom all the world doth magnify!


O heavenly joy!
O great and sacred blessedness,
Which I possess!
So great a joy
Who did into my arms convey!


From God above
Being sent, the heavens me inflame,
To praise His name.
The stars do move!
The burning sun doth show His love.


O how divine
Am I! To all this sacred wealth,
This life and health,
Who rais'd? Who mine
Did make the same? What hand divine!

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