Easter Wings

With unique structure and formatting, Herbert brings a visual representation to the hope we’ve found in Christ Jesus.

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Believed to be one of England’s most prominent devotional lyricists, George Herbert left the world an impressive collection of gorgeous poetry despite his short life. Today, in honor of Easter Monday, the Kingdom Winds Crew would like to share with you his stylistically profound poem “Easter Wings.” With unique structure and formatting, Herbert brings a visual representation to the hope we’ve found in Christ Jesus. With Christ’s resurrection still on our hearts, we hope you enjoy the triumphant and humble righteousness found within “Easter Wings.”

Easter Wings
Lord, who createdst man in wealth and store,
      Though foolishly he lost the same,
            Decaying more and more,
                  Till he became
                        Most poore:
                        With thee
                  O let me rise
            As larks, harmoniously,
      And sing this day thy victories:
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.
My tender age in sorrow did beginne
      And still with sicknesses and shame.
            Thou didst so punish sinne,
                  That I became
                        Most thinne.
                        With thee
                  Let me combine,
            And feel thy victorie:
         For, if I imp my wing on thine,
Affliction shall advance the flight in me.
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