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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
Sin
By George Herbert (1593–1633)
 
LORD with what care hast Thou begirt us round!
  Parents first season us: then schoolmasters
  Deliver us to laws; they send us bound
To rules of reason, holy messengers,
 
Pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin,        5
  Afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes,
  Fine nets and stratagems to catch us in,
Bibles laid open, millions of surprises,
 
Blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness,
  The sound of glory ringing in our ears;        10
  Without, our shame; within, our consciences;
Angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears.
 
  Yet all these fences and their whole array
  One cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.
 
 
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