George Herbert popped up this morning in the Anglican calendar.
I have always been a great fan. And what I like best is the extraordinary economy with which he writes. I do a bit with words myself – but look at a hymn like King of Glory and marvel and how much he does with single-syllable words. Amazing.
Only equalled by my all-time favourite, Charles Wesley’s ‘Forth in thy name O Lord I go’ – which passes the same test. ‘Thee only thee resolved to know/In all I speak or think or do’