Free Christian poems


By Maurice Dyson

Poems about God the Father

The Triune God
For in him dwelleth all the fulness
of the Godhead bodily.

Colossians 2:9

God is Light, God is Spirit, God is Love;
He appeared at the Jordan as a dove;
As the Light He illuminates our way;
That our path may be clearer every day.

In His love He has cancelled all our debt;
Every sin has been judged that we have met;
Such a love we can hardly understand;
With a life that fulfilled the Law’s demand.

When the rainbow is seen amid the cloud;
We remember the covenant He vowed;
As the spectrum appears with every hue;
So our God is dependable and true.

In the Scriptures the Saviour is revealed;
For believers He is a mighty shield;
God has chosen the words that are preserved;
And has placed on His Son all we deserved.

In this world there is quarrelling and hate;
Many woes are the problems we create;
There is progress in almost every field;
Yet the problem of sin is never healed.

Without God there is darkness everywhere;
Only He can shed light in our despair;
Without God we are spiritually dead;
In the nature by which we are inbred.

Without God love is on a human plane;
It is earthly and so it will remain;
But when Christ is the object we revere;
Then His love takes us to another sphere.

We need Love, we need Spirit, we need Light;
We need Jesus who bore away our blight;
Every virtue resides in God the Son;
Let us praise Him for everything He’s done.


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Divine Essence
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
before Abraham was, I AM.
John 8:58

As there are names and titles,
Belonging to the Lord,
Descriptive of His character and role;
So there are true recitals
The Testaments afford,
Which constitute a picture of the whole.

As ever Self-Existent,
He dwells eternally;
The Author of our faith; the God of peace;
His essence is consistent,
Declared for all to see;
His mercy and His love will never cease.

He is the Great Provider;
The Shepherd of the sheep;
A refuge in disaster or defeat;
His word, a deep divider,
That cuts into our sleep;
Alerting us of things we have to meet.

As gold is valued greatly,
And pearls have much appeal,
And precious stones delight us with their hue;
So God is ever stately,
Impeccable and real,
And gave His Son to die for me and you.


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The Trinity
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 28:19

The Trinity has been revealed,
As God the Three in One;
A paradox we cannot comprehend.
The Scriptures are the only field,
Where such a light has shone,
And given us the information penned.

The threefold personality,
And corresponding roles;
Are patent by the names which they possess.
With wisdom and integrity,
They scrutinise our souls,
That we might share their joy and happiness.

Creation gives the evidence,
Of awesome intellect:
The galaxies we see in outer space.
Thus with a sense of reverence,
And dutiful respect,
We recognize our humble dwelling place.

For time we know is relative,
As either one of three;
The future or the present or the past.
As God’s word is affirmative,
Controlling history,
So time which has a limit cannot last.

The wonder of the Trinity,
As scholars would agree,
Goes far beyond the realm of human thought.
And on throughout eternity,
His glory we shall see,
Regarding every facet He has taught.


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A Trilogy
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Ephesians 3:21

A Hymn of Praise.

A brother is writing a letter
To those who are faithful and true;
In Him who has loosed every fetter,
And cancelled the debt that was due.

His gracious and peaceable greeting,
In keeping with holy accord,
Is found in the God we are meeting:
The Son and the Father adored.

For blest be the Father forever;
The Father of Jesus the Son,
Who in His redemptive endeavour
Has blessed us in all He has done.

According as when we were chosen;
Before the foundations were laid;
Before the earth’s mantle was frozen,
Or angelic creatures were made.

That we should be blameless and holy,
Before Him in love that He gives;
In Christ our Deliverer solely:
The Saviour who endlessly lives.

Adopted as sons to the Father;
Predestined according to plan;
From people afar He would gather,
And make them in Christ a new man.

For so was His good will and pleasure;
The praise of His glory and grace;
The depth of His merciful treasure;
The love that we see in His face.

In Him who has made us accepted;
Redeemed by His excellent blood;
Forgiven, no longer rejected;
As sinners yet counted as good.

His riches of grace overflowing;
Abounding in wisdom to all;
Revealing His will to the knowing;
His purpose for those in His call.

To gather together creation,
In one from the earth and the sky;
In times of the full dispensation;
In Christ as the ages go by.

In whom all believers have trusted;
Obtaining a heritage sure;
Where trees by a river are clustered;
A home for the meek and the pure.

Now sealed by the Spirit once given;
A purchased possession from high;
A bond that can never be riven;
A planting that never can die.

All praise to the Father of glory;
All praise to the glorious Son;
All praise to the Spirit Most Holy;
All praise to the blest Three-In-One.


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God’s Glories
To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.
Revelation 1:6

Our God is everywhere,
And we are in His care,
For as we claim His holy name,
His glory we can share.

He is omnipotent;
His strength is never spent;
Yet He became an open shame,
When to the Cross He went.

His knowledge is so vast,
Complete and not amassed;
He knows the thought of every sort,
However it is classed.

His justice is revealed,
And cannot be repealed,
The victory of Calvary
Declared the matter sealed.

His righteousness is pure,
And ever will endure,
In Christ alone its light is shown,
There is no other truer.

Eternally sublime,
Beyond the realm of time,
He visited while we were dead,
To cancel every crime.

His love can dwell within,
Because He conquered sin,
If we partake the bread He brake,
We shall His portion win.

His grace is full and free,
For all eternity,
It can descend and so extend,
Because of Calvary.

His mercy never wanes,
But goes to extra pains;
Withholding hurt, our just desert,
And cleansing all our stains.

His Name is Wonderful,
Without a moment’s lull,
As we adore Him more and more,
With joy unspeakable.


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Divine Imprint
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour
and power: for thou hast created all things, and for
thy pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 4:11

Our God is three,
And He is one,
Devoid of contradiction;
And so we see
What He has done,
In making this distinction.

The Trinity
Contains the key
To all our understanding;
As there must be
A harmony
In what this is demanding.

The Father planned
With righteous hand
Our wonderful salvation;
The Son endured
The goal secured
Through much humiliation.

The Spirit’s power
At every hour
Sustained the Incarnation;
It satisfied
And glorified
The God of all creation.

This threesome-ness,
Is what we stress,
As that which God created;
In time or space,
Or rocky face,
This grouping is located.

Our human form
Has got a norm
Of body, soul and spirit;
It cannot start
Without each part
In life that we inherit.

In summary
We must agree
Creation tells the story;
The earth and skies,
Before our eyes,
Reflect His matchless glory.


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Three In One
Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts:
the whole earth is full of his glory.

Isaiah 6:3

God is one and God is three,
Always and eternally;
One in essence, three in role;
Both diverse yet purely whole.

He designed the universe;
Free from evil, sin and curse;
Though not seen as evident,
We look to a great event.

He set life upon its course,
With perfection as its source;
But that image was defiled;
Sin defaced His wanton child.

God is always in control,
Of each part and of the whole;
Time itself is bound by grace,
Till it has no lasting place.

Grace and truth go hand in hand;
This we all must understand;
Grace must end but truth remains;
Either free or bound in chains.

Grace abode for six-score years,
When it fell upon deaf ears;
Then the Flood came as foretold,
Bringing death to young and old.

Grace precedes the judgment due,
As it was designed to do;
But with grace there’s mercy too:
Christ the Lord has seen it through.

God is one and God is three;
He has made salvation free;
We can choose or spurn the Son;
We shall stay as we have done.


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Psalm 19
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:31

The heavens are telling God’s glory from high;
His handiwork vividly etched in the sky;
From day unto day they are uttering speech;
And night unto night with the knowledge they teach.

No language occurs where their voice is not heard;
Throughout all the earth goes their eloquent word;
Their message has reached to the end of the world;
Resplendent above like a banner unfurled.

In them He has set up a tent for the sun,
That goes like a bridegroom whose day has begun;
Rejoicing as one who is running a race;
A circuit described by its circular trace.

The law of the Lord is effective and whole;
Its witness is simple converting the soul;
Its statutes are noble rejoicing the heart,
Establishing truth for our innermost part.

His holy commandments are gracious and pure;
Enlightening the eyes that our sight may be sure;
The fear of the Lord is enduring and clean;
His judgments are righteous and wholly pristine.

More are they desired than the finest of gold;
And sweeter than honey for youngest or old;
Moreover by them is Thy bondservant warned,
And keeping them favours a lifestyle adorned.

For who understands his erroneous ways?
Acquit me of faults that are hid from my gaze;
And keep back Thy servant from sins born of pride,
And let them not rule me nor hinder my stride.

Then I shall be clear from their grievous excess,
And innocent whereof I’d greatly transgress;
Let all my intentions by day or by night,
Be counted acceptable, Lord, in Thy sight.


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O LORD, our Lord, how excellent
is thy name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:1

Almighty God, how laudable,
Is Your eternal name!
In every place recordable,
Forevermore the same.

For You have set Your eminence,
So far above the skies;
The stars in their magnificence,
Shine forth like watching eyes.

Out from the mouths of little folk,
You have perfected praise;
That You may silence every yoke,
Imposed upon Your ways.

When I consider all the host;
The stars which You have made;
What then is man’s allotted post,
In every role displayed?

You made him lord of land and sea;
Of birds and fish and beast;
You gave him all-sufficiency,
With grace that never ceased.

Almighty God, how laudable,
Is Your eternal name!
By every means accordable,
Your glory meets acclaim.


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Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God hath shined.
Psalm 50:2

Earth and sea and sky so vast;
Manifest their perfect cast;
Now as in the distant past;
As the Lord has made them.

Creatures dwelling on the earth,
By the Lord who gave them birth,
Shall proclaim His highest worth;
Doing as He bade them.

Sin and death shall not prevail;
Nor shall resurrection fail;
Hell shall be the devil’s jail;
Time has just delayed them.

God so loved us through His Son;
All salvation’s work is done;
All the glories He has won;
Let us not evade them.

He has set His holy laws;
With a just and righteous cause;
Christ was perfect without flaws;
He alone obeyed them.

Songs of praise shall ring abroad;
Hearts and minds with one accord;
Praising our incarnate Lord;
As He well portrayed them.


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Psalm 95
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make
a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation.

Psalm 95:1

Let us come and sing our praises to the Lord;
Let us glorify the One who is adored;
Let us make a joyful noise,
With a hearty gladsome voice,
To the Rock of our salvation with accord.

Let us come with our thanksgiving to His throne;
And with psalmody let all His works be known;
For the Lord our God is great;
He is Head of every state,
With a Majesty no other god can own.

He possesses all the places of the deep;
And the strength of every hill is in His keep;
For the sea was made by Him,
As He limited its rim;
And His hands have formed the valleys and the steep.

Let us worship our Creator on our knees;
As a Father He will listen to our pleas;
We are ever in His care,
And should never feel despair,
For in Him there are no dark anxieties.

So today if you will listen as He speaks,
For it is your preservation that He seeks,
Do not turn away your heart,
Where your soul decisions start,
Like the people who resisted many weeks.

In the wilderness as in the day of test,
When they proved Him having seen His holy quest;
Through the space of forty years,
He was grieved with all their fears,
So He swore they should not enter in His rest.


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Psalm 8
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name
in all the earth!
who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Psalm 8:1

O LORD our Lord, how excellent
Is Thy majestic name!
In all the earth exemplified;
With evidence on every side
Re-echoing Thy fame.

According to Thy providence,
Thy glory has been set
Above the heavens in its state,
On which we can but contemplate,
Until our hopes are met.

From mouths of babes and sucklings,
Thou hast perfected praise;
That all Thine enemies be stilled,
Because the hopes on which they build
Are manifestly base.

When I consider all Thy works,
The heavens Thou hast made;
The moon and stars Thou hast ordained,
And by Thy faithfulness sustained,
Are nightly on parade.

Then what is man that Thou shouldst care
For his eternal state?
For Thou hast set his mortal place
Below the angels in his case,
In all Thou didst create.

Thou gavest him dominion
Of Thy created things;
And having made the earth complete
Thou placed it underneath his feet;
A paradise of springs.

O LORD our Lord, how excellent
Is Thy majestic name!
In all the earth personified,
By men and angels glorified,
Through endless years the same.


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Psalm 110
The LORD said unto my Lord,
Sit thou at my right hand, until I
make thine enemies thy footstool.

Psalm 110:1

The LORD declared in solemn tone,
Sit at the right hand of My throne,
Until Thy foes in disarray,
Are made Thy footstool on that Day.

The rod of Thy dominion great,
Shall go abroad from Zion’s gate;
So rule Thou in the midst of them,
From Thine elect Jerusalem.

Thy people shall be volunteers,
Both young men and the old in years;
For in that celebrated hour,
Thou shalt reveal Thy kingly power.

In beauties of Thy holiness,
As from the womb in loveliness;
Thy youth has got the morning dew,
Refreshing as the day is new.

The LORD has sworn His vowed intent,
And of that vow will not repent,
Thou art a Priest for evermore,
Inherited from none before.

The Lord who sits at Thy right hand
Shall strike the kings in every land;
His day of wrath that many dread,
Shall see them wounded in the head.

His drink shall be a wayside brook,
That flows beside the path He took;
The head that once He bowed to die,
Is now and ever lifted high.


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Psalm 139
O give thanks unto the LORD;
for he is good:
for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 136:1

O Lord, Thou hast searched me,
And known me through and through;
My sitting down and rising up,
And everything I do;

My thoughts Thou dost know well,
Thou knowest them far off;
Thou winnowest the path I take,
And all my ways thereof.

There is not a word, Lord,
That issues from my tongue,
But what Thou knowest totally,
And what may come along;

And Thou hast enclosed me,
Behind me and before;
And laid Thine hand upon me so,
It filleth me with awe.

For where shall I go to?
Or from Thy Spirit flee?
If I ascend to heaven’s height,
Thy presence there shall be;

If hell be my bedroom,
Behold, Thou art there too;
Or dwell in parts beyond the sea,
Thy hand shall hold me true.

If I say with sureness,
The dark shall cover me;
But then the dark shall be as light
About me unto Thee;

The night cannot hide me,
It shineth as the day;
The dark and light are both alike
In Thy just interplay.

My reins Thou hast fashioned,
And formed my inward parts;
And woven me within the womb,
A masterwork of arts;

So I will extol Thee
With steadfast accolade;
For I am from Thy skilful hand
Most wonderfully made.

How precious Thy thoughts are
To me O God my Lord!
The sum of them is all too great
Than ever could be scored;

If I should but count them,
They would be more than sand,
That lies beneath the mighty sea,
Or borders on the land.

O search me, my Saviour,
And know my inmost heart!
And test all my anxieties
Known unto Thee apart;

If there be within me
Withal a wicked thing;
And lead me on the upward path,
My Master and my King.


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Psalm 2
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:
be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:10, 11

Why do the nations vent their rage
With tumult at the coming age?
The earthbound rulers take their stand
Against the LORD’S express command.

Let us break off their binding chains
And cast away their cordlike pains.
The Lord who dwells in perfect light
Shall then deride their boastful plight.

So shall He speak to them in wrath
And vex them on their downward path,
Yet has He set His kingly Son
Upon the Mount; His Holy One.

The LORD has stated His decree:
This day have I begotten Thee;
So ask of Me; it shall be Thine;
The nations Thou shalt yet assign.

So shalt Thou smash them with a rod
And they shall taste the wrath of God.
Be wise ye kings and judges too;
Receive instruction sent to you.


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