A Christian

"How strange is the course that a Christian must steer

How perplexed is the path he must tread;

The hope of his happiness — rises from fear,

And his life — he receives from the dead.


His fairest pretensions must wholly be waived,

And his best resolutions be crossed;

Nor can he expect to be perfectly saved,

Until he finds himself, utterly lost.


When all this is done, and his heart is assured

Of the total remission of sins;

When his pardon is signed, and his peace is procured,

From that moment — his conflict begins!"


Adapted from James Smith's "Sons of God"

deanneshavira deanneshavira
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1 Response Jan 19, 2011

Nice poem.

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