George Herbert

Church poet. Born 3 April 1593. Died 1 March 1633
George Herbert
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1593-04-03
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George Herbert

George Herbert Biography (Wikipedia)

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. His poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognised as "one of the foremost British devotional lyricists." He was born into an artistic and wealthy family and largely raised in England. He received a good education that led to his admission to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1609. He went there with the intention of becoming a priest, but he became the University's Public Orator and attracted the attention of King James I. He served in the Parliament of England in 1624 and briefly in 1625.

After the death of King James, Herbert renewed his interest in ordination. He gave up his secular ambitions in his mid-thirties and took holy orders in the Church of England, spending the rest of his life as the rector of the little parish of St Andrew's Church, Lower Bemerton, Salisbury. He was noted for unfailing care for his parishioners, bringing the sacraments to them when they were ill and providing food and clothing for those in need. Henry Vaughan called him "a most glorious saint and seer". He was never a healthy man and died of consumption at age 39.

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Love Bade Me Welcome
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Love Bade Me Welcome
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Let all the world in every corner sing
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Let all the world in every corner sing

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Congregation of Auckland Castle
Geoff Ellerby
George Herbert
Let all the world in every corner sing
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Let all the world in every corner sing

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Godolphin Vocal Ensemble
Olivia Sparkhall
C S Lang
Kate Moran
Let all the world in every corner sing
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Aled Jones
Let All The World
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Let All The World
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Let All the World, from The Five Mystical Songs (feat. George Herbert)
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Let All the World, from The Five Mystical Songs (feat. George Herbert)
Morning has Broken
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TUNE: Luckington Music

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