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.
Herbert, George. The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse.
New York: John Wurtele Lovell, 1881. 172.
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