“Of all the thoughts of God that are
Borne inward into souls afar,
Along the Psalmist’s music deep,
Now tell me if that any is,
For gift or grace, surpassing this:
He giveth his beloved-sleep.”
“The Sleep” . Stanza 1.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1806-1861]
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955.