Selection from The Temple


Read by David Barnes

(4.8 stars; 11 reviews)

George Herbert (April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and a priest. Throughout his life he wrote religious poems characterized by a precision of language, a metrical versatility, and an ingenious use of imagery or conceits that was favored by the metaphysical school of poets. He is best remembered as a writer of poems and hymns such as "Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life" and "The King of Love My Shepherd Is." (Summary from Wikipedia) (0 hr 35 min)

Chapters

The Thanksgiving 3:16 Read by David Barnes
The Agony 1:26 Read by David Barnes
Good Friday 1:48 Read by David Barnes
Redemption 1:09 Read by David Barnes
The Church-Floor 1:19 Read by David Barnes
The Windows 1:12 Read by David Barnes
Constancy 2:23 Read by David Barnes
Sunday 3:16 Read by David Barnes
Denial 1:37 Read by David Barnes
Sighs and Groans 1:55 Read by David Barnes
The World 1:35 Read by David Barnes
Obedience 2:40 Read by David Barnes
Man's Medley 2:03 Read by David Barnes
The Twenty-third Psalm 1:26 Read by David Barnes
Mary Magdalene 1:27 Read by David Barnes
Aaron 1:34 Read by David Barnes
The Elixir 1:22 Read by David Barnes
A Wreath 1:04 Read by David Barnes
Death 1:39 Read by David Barnes
Love 1:20 Read by David Barnes

Reviews

Consolation


(5 stars)

Almost two years ago I thought I was going to be paralyzed and blind and institutionalized for life. At that time I felt that Herbert and Euclid would be my great friends in the dark. The thought was my comfort and salvation. Fortunately I recovered, and I now enjoy sight, strength, and freedom. I was right to look to Herbert for consolation in times of great trial, but he has also a sacred ordinariness that makes him equally suited to my season of restoration and healing. I’m thankful for this superb reading by Barnes.