Thou, whom the former precepts have
Sprinkled and taught, how to behave
Thyself in Church; approach, and taste
The Church's mystical repast.
Avoid profaneness ; come not here :
Nothing but holy, pure, and clear,
Or that which groaneth to be so,
May at his peril further go.
by George Herbert 1593-1633
source: The Poetical Works Of George Herbert, ed. George Gilfillan. Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1853
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