All Saints’ ChurcH Hartford

All Saints’ Church Hartford

The Hollow

Hartford, Huntingdon. PE29 1XP


Revd Geoff Boucher


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Canon Geoff Boucher,

Rector of All Saints’ Church, Hartford

Revd Geoff Boucher

Revd Geoff Boucher

   George Herbert


Love (III)

     Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back

                                                 Guilty of dust and sin.

      But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack

                                         From my first entrance in,

                   Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,

                                                    If I lacked any thing.


                      A guest, I answered, worthy to be here:

                                          Love said, You shall be he.

                      I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,

                                                   I cannot look on thee.

                Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,

                                             Who made the eyes but I?


Truth Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame

                                             Go where it doth deserve.

   And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?

                                            My dear, then I will serve.

    You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:

                                                        So I did sit and eat.