Poems of Faith

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The best-known works of more than 60 British and American poets, written over a period of nearly 400 years, comprise this superb collection of verse. Focusing on poems of faith — inspiring, comforting, and profound works with religious themes and ideals — the volume includes "Holy Sonnets" by John Donne, Ben Jonson's "To the Holy Trinity," "Paradise" by George Herbert, "On His Blindness" by John Milton, as well as poems by Andrew Marvell, Thomas Traherne, Edward Taylor, Samuel Johnson, William Cowper, William ...
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The best-known works of more than 60 British and American poets, written over a period of nearly 400 years, comprise this superb collection of verse. Focusing on poems of faith — inspiring, comforting, and profound works with religious themes and ideals — the volume includes "Holy Sonnets" by John Donne, Ben Jonson's "To the Holy Trinity," "Paradise" by George Herbert, "On His Blindness" by John Milton, as well as poems by Andrew Marvell, Thomas Traherne, Edward Taylor, Samuel Johnson, William Cowper, William Blake, Emily Bronte, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and many others. A rich treasury of stirring verse, this collection is ideal for classroom use or for independent study but will also appeal to lovers of exceptional English and American poetry. Dover original selection of poems from standard editions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486424477
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/16/2003
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Edition description: DOVER THRI
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 887,210
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Anonymous
  To the Book
  The Lamentation of a Sinner
Anonymous
  "God be in my head"
George Gascoigne
  De Profundis
Philip Sidney
  "Leave me, O Love, which reachest but to dust"
Robert Southwell
  A Preparative to Prayer
"Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke"
  Psalm 139
Michael Drayton
  The Song of Jonah in the Whale's Belly
  Another Song of the Faithful for the Mercies of God
  A Song of the Faithful
John Day
  Man's Natural Infirmity
John Donne
  "Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?"
  "At the round earth's imagined corners"
Ben Jonson
  Hymn to God the Father
  A Prayer
  To the Holy Trinity
George Sandys
  Psalm 42
  Psalm 66
George Wither
  Divine Support
  Well-Doing
Henry King
  A Penitential Hymne
Robert Herrick
  Neutrality Loathsome
  "To God, on His Sicknesse"
  Litany to the Holy Spirit
Francis Quarles
  "Why dost thou shade thy lovely face?"
  Delight in God Only
  Man's Ingratitude
  A Soliloquy
  Trial Before Reward
  On Man's Two Enemies
George Herbert
  Denial
  The Flower
  Faith
  The Temper
  The Holy Scriptures
  The Collar
Christopher Harvey
  Confusion
  Comfort in Extremity
Thomas Heywood
  Search after God
Thomas Washbourne
  "Casting All Your Care upon God, for He Careth for You"
John Milton
  On His Blindness
Abraham Cowley
  Reason: The Use of It in Divine Matters
Andrew Marvell
  On a Drop of Dew
Henry Vaughan
  The Pursuit
  "They are all gone into the world of light!"
  Cock-crowing
  The Water-fall
John Bunyan
  The Pilgrim
Thomas Traherne
  Poverty
  Insatiableness
John Norris
  The Aspiration
  The Resignation
"Ann Finch, Countess of Winchilsea"
  Some Reflections . . . On the 73rd Psalm
Thomas Shepherd and John Mason
  For Communion with God
John Mason
  A Song of Praise for the Morning
  A Song of Praise for Grace
Charles Wesley
  "Gentle Jesus, meek and mild"
Christopher Smart
  Faith
  Taste
  Hymn to the Supreme Being
John Newton
  The Name of Jesus
  Looking at the Cross
William Cowper
  Walking with God
  Jehovah-Rophi: I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee
  The Contrite Heart
  Ephraim Repenting
  Peace After a Storm
  Joy and Peace in Believing
Augustus Toplady
  "A Prayer: Living and Dying"
William Blake
  "Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau"
  The Little Boy Lost
William Wordsworth
  "Not seldom, clad in radiant vest" "
  Resolution and Independence
John Clare
  The Poet's Swan-Song
John Henry Newman
  The Pillar of the Cloud
James Clarence Mangan
  St. Patrick's Hymn
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Comfort
"Alfred, Lord Tennyson"
  In Memoriam. A. H. H.: Obiit MDCCCXXXIII
Emily Brontë
  Last Lines
Julia Ward Howe
  Battle-Hymn of the Republic
Josiah Gilbert Holland
  A Song of Doubt
  A Song of Faith
Anne Brontë
  The Doubter's Prayer
Matthew Arnold
  East London
Ednah Dow Cheney
  The Larger Prayer
William Allingham
  Loss
Christina Georgina Rossetti
  A Christmas Carol
  Wrestling
  "None other Lamb, none other Name"
Emily Dickinson
  "I never saw a moor"
Helen Hunt Jackson
  Doubt
Gerard Manley Hopkins
  God's Grandeur
  (Carrion Comfort)
  "Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend"
Robert Bridges
  "My eyes for beauty pine"
Digby Mackworth Dolben
  Requests
  Flowers for the Altar
George Santayana
  "O world, thou choosest not the better part!"
Gilbert K. Chesterton
  A Hymn
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