I sought for Peace, but could not find;
I sought it in the city,
But they were of another mind,--
The more's the pity.
I sought for Peace of country swain,
But yet I could not find;
So I, returning home again,
Left Peace behind.
Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? said I;--
Methought a voice was given,
'Peace dwelt not here, long since did fly
To GOD in heaven.'
Thought I, this echo is but vain,
To folly 'tis of kin;
Anon, I heard it tell me plain,
'Twas kill'd by sin.
Then I believed the former voice,
And rested well content;
Laid down and slept, rose, did rejoice,
And then to Heaven went.
There I enquired for Peace, and found it true:--
An heavenly plant it was, and sweetly grew.