English poetry

Poems in English


O Sacred Providence, who from end to end Strongly and sweetly movest! shall I write, And not of thee, through […]

Employment (I)

If as a flower doth spread and die, Thou wouldst extend me to some good, Before I were by frost’s […]


Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave, Let me once know. I sought thee in a secret cave, […]

Praise (I)

To write a verse or two is all the praise That I can raise: Mend my estate in any ways, […]

Love (I)

Immortal love, authour of this great frame, Sprung from that beautie which can never fade; How hath man parcel’d out […]

The Temper (II)

It cannot be. Where is that mighty joy, Which just now took up all my heart? Lord, if thou must […]

The World

Love built a stately house, where Fortune came, And spinning fancies, she was heard to say That her fine cobwebs […]


Having been tenant long to a rich lord, Not thriving, I resolved to be bold, And make a suit unto […]


My God, I heard this day, That none doth build a stately habitation, But he that means to dwell therein. […]


Lord, I confess my sin is great; Great is my sin. Oh! gently treat With thy quick flow’r, thy momentany […]

The Sacrifice

Oh all ye, who pass by, whose eyes and mind To worldly things are sharp, but to me blind; To […]

Antiphon (I)

Chorus: Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing ‘My God and King.’ Verse: The heav’ns are not too high, […]

The Temper

How should I praise thee, Lord! how should my rhymes Gladly engrave thy love in steel, If what my soul […]


Prayer the Churches banquet, Angels age, Gods breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in […]


Ah, my dear angry Lord, Since thou dost love, yet strike; Cast down, yet help afford; Sure I will do […]

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