Upon the Begger

He wants, he asks, he pleads his poverty, They within doors do him an alms deny. He wants, he asks, he pleads his poverty, They within doors do him an alms deny. He doth repeat and aggravate his grief, But they repulse him, give him no relief. He begs, they say, Begone; he will not […]

Upon the Sun’s Reflection upon the Clouds in a Fair Morning

Look yonder, ah! methinks mine eyes do see Clouds edged with silver, as fine garments be; Look yonder, ah! methinks mine eyes do see Clouds edged with silver, as fine garments be; They look as if they saw that golden face That makes black clouds most beautiful with grace. Unto the saints' sweet incense, or […]

Upon the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father which in heaven art, Thy name be always hallowed; Our Father which in heaven art, Thy name be always hallowed; Thy kingdom come, thy will be done; Thy heavenly path be followed By us on earth as 'tis with thee,             We humbly pray; And let our bread us given be,             From […]

The Spirit of Prayer

Wouldst thou have that good, that blessed mind, That is so much to heavenly things inclin'd Wouldst thou have that good, that blessed mind, That is so much to heavenly things inclin'd That it aloft will soar, and always be Contemplating on blest eternity. That mind that never thinks itself at rest, But when it […]

On the Rising of the Sun

Look, look, brave Sol doth peep up from beneath, Shows us his golden face, doth on us breathe; Look, look, brave Sol doth peep up from beneath, Shows us his golden face, doth on us breathe; He also doth compass us round with glories, Whilst he ascends up to his highest stories. Where he his […]