Poet William Cowper

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

Poems Comments

Sardis

(Revelations, iii. 1-6)

"Write to Sardis," saith the Lord,
"And write what He declares,
He whose Spirit, and whose word,
Upholds the seven stars:
All thy works and ways I search,
Find thy zeal and love decay'd;
Thou art call'd a living church,
But thou art cold and dead.

"Watch, remember, seek, and strive,
Exert thy former pains;
Let thy timely care revive,
And strengthen what remains;
Cleanse thine heart, thy works amend,
Former times to mind recall,
Lest my sudden stroke descend,
And smite thee once for all.

"Yet I number now in thee
A few that are upright;
These my Father's face shall see,
And walk with me in white.
When in judgment I appear,
They for mine shall be confess'd;
Let my faithful servants hear, --
And woe be to the rest!"



Poem topics: , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Sardis poem to your favorites

Add Poet William Cowper to your favorites

Popular Poets

Osip Emilevich Mandelstam (1 poems)
May Swenson (4 poems)
Edward J. Wheeler (1 poems)
Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi (0 poems)
T. W. Rolleston (5 poems)
Thomas S. Jones, Jr. (9 poems)
Francis Thompson (4 poems)
Jack Prelutsky (3 poems)
Edward Hirsch (3 poems)
Gabriela Mistral (0 poems)

Popular Poems

Fragment of a Ballad, by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
The Bells of Hell, by Anonymous Americas
Felix Schmidt, by Edgar Lee Masters
Wise, by Lizette Woodworth Reese
The Trees Of Life, by Jones Very
A Poem From Transatlantic, by Jean Toomer
Sonnet 83: I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need, by William Shakespeare
The White Road Up Athirt The Hill, by William Barnes
Les pas, by Emile Verhaeren
Psalm 18 Part 2, by Isaac Watts