Poet William Cowper

English poet (B:1731-11-26 - D:1800-04-25)

Poems Comments

The Covenant

(Ezekiel, xxxvi. 25-28)

The Lord proclaims His grace abroad!
"Behold, I change your hearts of stone;
Each shall renounce his idol-god,
And serve, henceforth, the Lord alone.

"My grace, a flowing stream, proceeds
To wash your filthiness away;
Ye shall abhor your former deeds,
And learn my statutes to obey.

"My truth the great design ensures,
I give myself away to you;
You shall be mine, I will be yours,
Your God unalterably true.

"Yet not unsought or unimplored,
The plenteous grace I shall confer;
No -- your whole hearts shall seek the Lord,
I'll put a praying spirit there.

"From the first breath of life divine
Down to the last expiring hour,
The gracious work shall all be mine,
Begun and ended in my power."

Poem topics: , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add The Covenant poem to your favorites

Add Poet William Cowper to your favorites

Popular Poets

Linda Pastan (3 poems)
Francis Beaumont (2 poems)
Joe Moses (0 poems)
Robert Burns (37 poems)
E. J. Pratt (23 poems)
John Keble (111 poems)
Edmund Gosse (1 poems)
Frances E. W. Harper (42 poems)
Sir John Beaumont (1 poems)
Robert Wadsworth Lowry (3 poems)

Popular Poems

Du som en Huusalf stille sysler inde, by Hans Christian Andersen
Psalm 68 Part 1, by Isaac Watts
Love’s Grave, by George Meredith
The Drum, by Eugene Field
Externalism, by Robert William Service
A Song Of The Pen, by Banjo Paterson
The Morning Paper, by Katharine Lee Bates
Son, by Robert William Service
Southampton Castle, by William Lisle Bowles
Victoria Regina, by Sir Henry Newbolt