Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE DEDICATION (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN



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THE DEDICATION (1), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, thou that didst die for me
Last Line: Beg thou wouldst take thy tenant's rent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist


My God, thou that didst die for me,
These thy death's fruits I offer thee.
Death that to me was life and light
But dark and deep pangs to thy sight.
Some drops of thy all-quick'ning blood
Fell on my heart, these made it bud
And put forth thus, though, Lord, before
The ground was cursed, and void of store.
Indeed, I had some here to hire
Which long resisted thy desire,
That stoned thy servants, and did move
To have thee murthered for thy Love,
But, Lord, I have expelled them, and so bent
Beg thou wouldst take thy tenant's rent.





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