Free Christian poems


By Maurice Dyson

Christian Poems about Heaven

New Heavens and a New Earth
Nevertheless we, according to his promise,
look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness.

2 Peter 3:13

As the Scriptures have foretold,
In epistles clear and bold,
This creation that we see has got its limits;
For this universal scene,
Once magnificent and clean,
Has been tarnished by the sin of men and spirits.

There is yet a coming day,
When the earth will pass away,
And the heavens will dissolve with burning fire;
In eternity will dwell,
Those inhabitants of hell,
Who did not embrace the God of all desire.

But a realm of great delight
Will enclose the sons of light,
Who responded to the Lord of their salvation;
For the ultimate repose
Of the children whom He chose
Is a place that is beyond imagination.

When the earth and heavens too
Are created yet anew,
There will nevermore be anything intrusive;
Everything will harmonise
In that lasting paradise,
For the will of God is done by all, inclusive.


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Our Eternal Home
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men.
Revelation 21:3

Now the Scriptures clearly say,
That the earth will pass away,
And the elements will melt with fervent heat;
Then a New Jerusalem,
Like a many-coloured gem,
Will be home for many pilgrims as they meet.

God will wipe away all tears,
Shed in sorrow through the years,
And the crying and the pain will be no more;
For He maketh all things new,
As His prophecy is true,
So our hearts are longing for that distant shore.

There a river crystal clear,
From a throne that we revere,
Will be flowing with the fruit trees either side;
There shall no more be a curse,
Nor the sin that we rehearse,
For the ransomed of the Lord will there abide.

When the ages yet to be
Are a true reality,
There will yet be many more without an end;
For this sure eternal home,
Is for any who will come,
And let Jesus be their Saviour and their Friend.


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The Lord is not slack concerning his promise,
…not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

We move towards a chosen destination;
Intent upon our present situation;
Yet any time at all,
We may receive a call,
To answer for our sinful conversation.

Events at any day are unpredicted;
Constraints can be adopted or evicted;
Whenever there’s a choice,
To listen to God’s voice,
We can be unaffected or convicted.

A destiny for people penitential,
Will be to them an undeserved credential;
They simply have obeyed,
The gospel as conveyed,
And so their righteousness is evidential.

Our destiny is something we should ponder;
There is a place for penitents out yonder;
Eternally secure;
Magnificent and sure;
Where everyone is lost in praise and wonder.


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And he showed me a pure river of water of life,
clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Revelation 22:1

Can you visualise a scene,
Clothed with beauty and serene,
Filled with every sweet delight and constant praises?
It is difficult, I fear,
If my wording is not clear,
To encapsulate such things in rhythmic phrases.

I can only hope and pray,
In the most effective way,
That a concept will be formed as you are reading;
Though it is my wish to try,
There is Providence on high,
Who is caring for His own and interceding.

I would only turn your thoughts,
To the providential courts,
Where the Saviour is both glorified and waiting;
He is coming very soon,
Could be midnight or at noon,
A Parousia we should be contemplating.


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Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
 entered into the heart of man, the things
which God hath prepared for them that love him.

1 Corinthians 2:9

Do we ever stop to wonder
At the glory of the stars,
Or whoever taught the nightingale to sing?
When we hear the crashing thunder
Of the waves against the bars,
Does it strike us as a most impressive thing?

Do we contemplate the splendour
Of the mighty universe,
Where the darkness has been banished from the light?
Or this life that is so slender,
Till it’s time to call the hearse,
And our souls go on a pathway out of sight?

Do we often take for granted
There will always be the rain,
Or the water springs will never cease to flow?
Has our thinking got so slanted,
And our reckoning so vain,
That we only dwell on matters here below?

There is yet a coming era
Incomparable by far,
Unto any we experience or feel;
With horizons that are clearer
Than the distance to a star,
And a glory that is permanent and real.

We await a new horizon
Reaching out beyond the sky,
Where the Lord has gone before us to His throne;
For the One we keep our eyes on,
Who is imminent and nigh,
Will be coming soon to resurrect His own.

It depends upon His manner,
For He never tells a lie,
And His work upon the Cross has made it so;
For His glory is the banner,
That can never ever die,
And His Spirit is the surety we know.


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To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled
and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 1:4 

As Jesus secured our salvation,
Foreshadowed before the Creation;
He will come again
To rule His domain;
Endowed with much glorification.

There will be a loud acclamation
From saints having regeneration,
Who know that the Lord
Was true to His word;
The scriptures affirming their station.

There only remains resurrection;
For saints it will be their perfection;
For others who’ve spurned
God’s love they have learned,
Expelled amid shame and dejection


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Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good
pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:32

Thy kingdom come,
Is the hope of our prayers;
Just as the Saviour has taught us.
Calling us home
As co-rulers and heirs;
Washed in the blood that has bought us.

This mortal stay
Is probation for all;
One we should welcome and cherish.
Time slips away
With its Calvary call;
Either we grasp it or perish.

Heaven is home
For immortalised men;
Those who have trusted the Master;
Lost from the womb,
Yet by grace born again;
Rescued from sin and disaster.


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He Reigns
This Jesus has God raised up,
whereof we all are witnesses.

Acts 2:32

He is risen from the dead,
On the third day as He said;
Seated now upon the throne;
Interceding for His own.

When His body is complete,
They’ll be gathered at His feet,
Each receiving their reward,
As their works do thus afford.

In the meantime those on earth,
Who’ve received a second birth,
Spread the gospel far and wide,
As they in the Lord abide.

So the church goes marching on,
Till its work on earth is done,
Till they reach that far-off shore,
Where they live forevermore.


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Perfect Rest
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

When God created everything,
And time itself began,
It could have been more recent than we think;
The scientists are wondering,
As formula they scan,
If something has escaped them as they blink.

The Bible does not contemplate
The ages of the stars,
Or when the earth was given its debut;
We may suggest or speculate
That life exists on Mars,
But still it’s not the place for me and you.

We have a gracious heritage,
Inherited in time;
It comes to us from God through every test;
Preserved for us on every page,
In prophecy or rhyme:
In Jesus Christ the Lord is perfect rest.


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But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become
the firstfruits of them that slept.

1 Corinthians 15:20

Now this is the word both historic and true,
Concerning the gospel I preached unto you,
By which you are saved and in which you remain;
Unless, after preaching, your faith is in vain.

Because I delivered to you first of all,
That which I received as the primary call;
Christ died for our sins as the Scriptures have said,
And that He was buried and rose from the dead.

And that He was seen in His new risen state,
By Peter and those who had known Him of late;
By those He had chosen to be by His side,
And carry the news to the world far and wide.

Now if Christ is preached that He rose from the tomb,
How is it you say and by this you presume,
That no resurrection has yet entered in?
If that is the case you are still in your sin.

But now is Christ risen, our Saviour and Chief;
The firstfruits of those who have died in belief;
For since by one sin came the sentence it bore,
So through resurrection came life evermore.

For just as in Adam all die it is true,
In Christ we are quickened, created anew;
But someone will ask, How do mortals revive?
And what are the bodies of those who survive?

Now God gives a body to each as He wills,
The seed to its own when it dies in the hills;
All flesh is distinguished, not paired in the least;
One kind is of human, another of beast.

Celestial bodies and those of the earth,
Have differing glories imparted at birth;
The glory inherent in sun or in star,
Is seen in the heavens albeit afar.

So also is that which is raised from the dead,
The body is sown in corruption inbred;
The natural body returns to the dust,
The spiritual body is born out of trust.

And as we inherit the image of man,
Who fell into sin when the ages began,
So shall we inherit the image of One,
Who purchased salvation when sin was undone.

A truth has been hidden but now is declared,
Concerning the future of which we have shared;
We shall not be sleeping but we shall be changed:
A wonderful hope which the Lord has arranged.

The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised,
Enclosed in new bodies divinely appraised;
And we shall be changed from this temporal state,
And put on the bodies we keenly await.

And then shall that saying be brought into light,
Unknown to the sceptics who dwell in the night:
O Death and O Hades, wherein is thy sting?
The triumph of Christ is the anthem we sing.


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Therefore, comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:18

We should not be troubled with fear
When our resurrection is near;
When we hear the shout,
And time has run out,
We know our redemption is here.

For those who remain here below,
Who’ve lost any loved ones they know,
Should never lose heart
When dear ones depart,
For God’s love does yet overflow.

For there is a life-giving stream,
That worshippers highly esteem;
It flows from a throne
Eternally known,
And satisfies more than a dream.

The Lord is the Giver of grace,
For those in a downgraded place;
For those who give ear,
Will never know fear,
Nor ever face death or disgrace.


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Salvation Now and Forever
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger,
and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide:
neither will he keep his anger for ever

Psalm 103:8, 9

Salvation from sin
Is a war we can win,
If we side with the Conquering Hero;
Redemption is nigh
As a sob or a sigh,
When our prospects have bottomed at zero.

It takes just a prayer
To the Lord who is there,
For our sins to be wholly forgiven;
From there we progress,
With the Saviour we bless,
To a destiny waiting in heaven.

To lead us by day
Every step of the way
We are given God’s Spirit to guide us;
His Word is the light
For our spiritual sight,
With His fellowship always beside us.

Whenever we fall,
Which is common to all,
We confess to the sins we committed;
The blood that was shed
By our Saviour and Head
Will ensure that our sins are remitted.

We know all too well
We were destined for hell,
For rejecting the Saviour who bought us;
But once we agreed
To our desperate need,
We complied with the lessons He taught us.

We covet the hope,
With its limitless scope,
Of the life He has stored without measure;
We sigh and we yearn
For His hastened return,
And to enter His manifold pleasure.


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The Great Divide
He who is not with me is against me,
and he who does not gather with me scatters abroad.

Matthew 12:30

The Bible is God’s revelation,
Intended for people and nation;
It tells of creation,
Of sin and salvation,
For any regardless of station.

Believing its message is blessing,
With hope beyond human assessing;
To know God the Saviour,
And live in His favour
Is that which it always is stressing.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the centre;
Our Saviour, Defender and Mentor;
His cross is the portal
To glory immortal,
We either bypass it or enter.

He bore all our sin with its wages,
Committed by man through the ages;
But now He is seated,
God’s wrath will be meted,
As cosmic bedevilment rages.

Yet those who are born of the Spirit,
Without any honour or merit,
Will share in the splendour
Of Christ their Defender,
In glory with all they inherit.


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…ye were not redeemed with corruptible things…
But with the precious blood of Christ…

1 Peter 1:18, 19

A great event, the universe,
Created by command;
Bedevilment with sin perverse,
Got nearly out of hand.

Complete the chaos thus produced
By this angelic plot,
Decisions made by men seduced
Confirm their dreadful lot.

Effective is God’s holy plan
He ordered in due time;
Forever God is truly man
By virgin birth sublime.

Gethsemane, the time had come,
The Lord chose to obey;
He knew the consequence in sum
Would surely come His way.

In all the brutal blows they struck;
The thorns upon His brow,
Just as the taunts He duly took
Could not divert Him now.

Knowing it was the Father’s will
That He should bear the guilt,
Love in His heart continued still
Till wrath had reached the hilt.

More sacrifice than this alone
Could never have sufficed;
No other work but what is done
Could there be realised.

Perhaps there are some reading this
Who trust their good intent,
Quite confident their own prowess
Will be their measurement.

Remember what the Lord has said
To those who walk in pride;
So shall they stay among the dead
As many such have died.

There always is a lasting goal
For those who have believed;
Unless we take a proper role
We shall remain deceived.

Vast numbers will be gathered there:
The saints whom God redeems,
When shouts of gladness fill the air,
As light in glory beams.

Young adolescents, manifest,
Are waiting for His call;
Zooming toward their promised rest:
A home of faith for all.


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Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17

Praises and prayer
Ring through the air
Angels are watching intensely
Yonder we’ll meet
Wonders replete
In our new homeland immensely.

Thankful and true
Hope rings anew
Onward we go with endeavour
Unto our Friend
There at the end
Christ our Redeemer forever.

Endless the sight
All bathed in light
Such is the vision of glory
In this pure scene
Nothing unclean
Gives any taint to the story.


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