George Herbert (1593- 1633) was an Anglican priest and a poet in England. He came from an influential family: his father was a Member of Parliament, and his mother a noted patron of the arts. Little George's godfather was one of the poets whose work she supported- John Donne. Donne became a father figure to Herbert after his own father died when he was three years old, so it's not surprising that he became interested in writing poetry himself. He, like Donne, is considered a metaphysical poet.
Composer R. Vaughan Williams wrote Five Mystical Songs between 1906 and 1911, using four of Herbert's poems, one being split into two movements: Easter and I Got Me Flowers. They are the first two movements of the work, performed here by the Indiana University choir: