A Poem by George Herbert

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COLOSSIANS III. 3.

OUR LIFE IS HID WITH CHRIST IN GOD.
MY words and thoughts do both express this notion,
That LIFE hath with the sun a double motion.
The first IS straight, and our diurnal friend :
The other HID, and doth obliquely bend.
One life is wrapt IN flesh, and tends to earth ;
The other winds t'wards HIM whose happy birth
Taught me to live here so THAT still one eye
Should aim and shoot at that which IS on high--
Quitting with daily labour all MY pleasure,
To gain at harvest an eternal TREASURE.

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