“The Milkie way, the bird of Paradise,
Church-bels beyond the stares heard, the souls bloud,”
So our prayers can take us beyond the cosmos and find there the call of heaven? Some folk think contemplating nature is enough for prayer but Herbert seems to suggest here that our prayerful reach must go beyond the seen to the unseen – to the creator of all that we know.
“The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork” Psalm 19.1