Free Christian poems


By Maurice Dyson

Poems about Spiritual Rewards

The Fruitful Word
Behold, a sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed …
some seeds fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit.   

Matthew 13:3, 4, 8

The kingdom of heaven is like unto him,
Who went out and sowed in a field.
When sunlight and rain fell on ground well prepared,
It brought forth a generous yield.

The seed of the kingdom is sown in the world;
The gospel is carried abroad.
On finding a heart that is humble and meek,
It brings an eternal reward.

Whenever the Word finds a place in our lives,
And we are obedient and true;
The fruit that develops will play a big part
In bringing God’s kingdom to view.


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Eternal Promises
Being born again, not of corruptible seed,
but of incorruptible, by the word of God,
which liveth and abideth for ever
. 1 Peter 1:23

The promise of God is a treasure we find
That strengthens the weary, enlightens the blind;
The content of prophecy settles for sure
The things that will perish and things that endure.

The Word of the Lord and the Scripture in sum,
Determines the kingdom and judgments to come;
The kingdom will come when the Saviour appears
And governs the earth for ten hundreds of years.

The judgments are certain as night follows day;
In fact they are only an instant away;
The moment our bodies are left without breath,
Our souls go to glory or lingering death.

When Adam defected and broke the decree,
By eating the fruit of the singular tree,
The whole of creation came under a curse,
And creatures made perfect were changed for the worse.

But knowing beforehand the weakness of man,
And seeing the fracture before it began,
The Lord made a pledge with assurance to all,
That He would atone for the tragical fall.

The gospel of God is the spiritual key
Which opens the door of the highest degree;
Because we are born with a fleshly desire,
We cannot attain to the things which are higher.

God so loved the world that He gave us His Son,
That whoso believes Him will not be undone,
But enter a life that will last evermore,
And reach its desire on that heavenly shore.

Until that reality comes into view,
Our conduct should mirror the One who is true;
The works we accomplish of silver and gold
Will echo His glory when bounties unfold.

To Him who is able to keep you from sin,
And render you faultless and joyful within;
To Jesus our Saviour the God only wise,
Be honour and glory till ages arise.



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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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In Thy Hand
Look unto me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 45:22

If by some act of mortal man,
The earth could be as it began,
Then we might have a wistful hope,
With some bare means by which to cope.

We cannot fix our broken frames,
By playing out inventive games;
The need of man is not a play,
But calling on the only Way.

Until we see, as God has said,
That human works are reckoned dead,
We never once will figure out
Why all this mess has come about.

One act of faith is all we need;
The gospel word will plant the seed;
God never meant that man should be
Without a hope or destiny.

He made a promise firm and sure;
It's here today and will endure;
The sins of you and I have been
Placed onto Christ our go-between.

If we do not believe the Truth,
Though we be noble or uncouth,
We shall be judged for unbelief,
With hell affording no relief.

The only hope for you and me,
While thought is still a memory,
Is not to linger on our loss,
But look to Jesus on the Cross.

Then like the thief who by his cry
Confessed that he deserved to die,
So shall we wake beyond the skies
And be with God in Paradise.


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Rewards and Losses
Every man’s work shall be made manifest:
for the day shall declare it... and the fire shall try
every man’s work of what sort it is.
1 Cor.3:13

The Judgment Seat of Christ as He has stated,
Will see our Christian lives evaluated.
The stubble, hay and wood,
Produced by human good,
Should not come from a life regenerated.

For none can lay another sure foundation,
Than that already laid for our salvation.
The ransom He has paid,
Can never be remade,
Because it was resolved before creation.

So as we build on what the Lord has planted;
And if our view of Him has not been slanted;
The silver and the gold,
As Scripture has foretold,
Will get the due reward that He has granted.


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Water and Fire
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance:
but he that cometh after me is mightier than I,
whose shoes I am not worthy to bear:
he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost,
and with fire.
Matthew 3:11

The Bible speaks often of water and fire;
Of hell and its torments that no men desire;
Of water as mainly for goodly intent,
Like drinking or washing to which we assent.

They both can be factors for good or for ill:
A fiery volcano emitting its spill;
A flood that can carry away with its force
Whatever obstruction may stand in its course.

They both have a typical meaning as well;
With fire it is commonly coupled with hell;
It also is used in a positive way,
To burn up the dross on our Reckoning Day.

We know for a fact there has been a great flood,
Removing the evil and sparing the good;
The final removal as Scriptures assert,
Will see it consumed so it never can hurt.

We see living waters and life-giving streams,
Not only confined to the realm of our dreams;
But used of the Spirit and what He provides,
For every believer in whom He resides.

The things that we witness around us each day,
Were fashioned by God for the role they would play;
For those who are washed and redeemed by His blood,
The Lord has designed every facet for good.


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Know ye not that they which run in a race
run all, but one receiveth the prize?
Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown;
but we an incorruptible.

1 Corinthians 9:24, 25

Now royalty with bearing,
Have crowns upon their head;
The symbol they are wearing,
Remains till they are dead.

Yet crowns will be awarded,
To common people too;
With gifts they have not hoarded,
But shared in all they do.

A crown of life is mentioned,
For doing as we’re told;
For we are never pensioned,
When in the Saviour’s fold.

A special crown is waiting
For shepherds of the flock;
As they are elevating,
The Saviour and the Rock.

The humble and the fearing,
Who serve with faithfulness,
Will at the Lord’s appearing,
Be crowned with righteousness.

A crown of joy abounding,
Is shared by everyone;
Who with their praise resounding,
Rejoice in God the Son.


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Our Only Hope
…Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27

The word of Jehovah is living and keen;
The only true knowledge that mortals can glean;
It traces the record of why we are here,
And where we are going is perfectly clear.

Awareness of God is a general fact;
Creation itself is a wonderful act;
The moral convictions we carry within,
Cannot lift the burden of personal sin.

For having awareness is never the whole;
We need something more for the health of our soul;
For since Adam’s fall we are spiritually dead,
And that is the realm where the gospel must tread.

Our natural thinking can hardly perceive
Why Christians are ransomed because they believe;
In fact they have taken the Scriptural word,
And made it the basis for all they have heard.

When sin disconnected our spirit and mind,
It also disrupted the whole of mankind;
We lack the dimension by natural birth,
Of seeing the reason for being on earth.

The road that we travel will have its reward;
The wages of sin or the gift of the Lord;
The door has been opened; the veil has been rent;
The way is the Cross where the Victim was sent.

The Victim was Christ as a Lamb without spot;
He took all the judgment that we should have got;
So as He was judged for the whole human race,
His work is the issue we mortals must face.

This issue confronts us as long as we breathe;
No sin can condemn us; no work can relieve;
If Christ is our Saviour the battle is won;
If He is not with us we shall be undone.

No sin will be mentioned when judgment is due;
It will be our work that is brought into view;
For only the work of our Lord on the Cross,
Determines our safety or settles our loss.


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Our Destiny
Having predestinated us unto the adoption
of children by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:5

The angels were watching in wonder,
As Jesus the Saviour was born;
He came not with splendour or thunder,
But just as the Scriptures had sworn.

The wise men were duly alerted;
They travelled across from the east;
Their journey back home was diverted,
For Satan’s desire had not ceased.

The Lord grew in wisdom and standing;
In favour with God and with man;
He did what the law was commanding;
There is not another who can.

His baptism marked the beginning;
The testing was set in His path;
Intent on the race He was winning,
Although it would meet with God’s wrath.

A sacrifice once undertaken
Would be the requirement He’d pay;
The portals of hell would be shaken,
And sinners made free on that day.

The Saviour above who is seated
With glory and honour complete,
Will come now His foes are defeated,
For Satan is under His feet.

He’s coming for those who’ve believed Him,
Who, having no claim of their own,
Are waiting, now having received Him,
To meet at His glorious throne.


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Perfect Promises
Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10

The promises that God has made
Still operate unaided;
His character is always staid
When other hopes have faded.

If troubles have become severe
Enough to overtake us,
We are assured that He is near,
And never will forsake us.

Should we have need for any task:
A ministry or speaking,
He taught that we should duly ask,
And of His will be seeking.

His wisdom will be granted us,
Whatever is requested;
For so He has implanted us
With pledges well attested.

The Comforter abides within,
And we cannot deceive Him;
He does not compromise with sin,
Though oftentimes we grieve Him.

If we will follow His commands,
He promises a blessing;
For everything is in His hands,
Though trouble may be pressing.

His promises are manifest,
Though long ago were written;
And this should put our minds at rest,
For Satan has been smitten.


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And he is the head of the body, the church:
 who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;
that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.

Colossians 1:18

Scriptures in their teaching,
Constantly outreaching,
Have a central Figure ever near;
Whether we are walking,
Sitting down or talking,
He alone can banish every fear.

He is our Creator,
There is no one greater,
Everyone His image doth possess;
One-in-Three presented,
With Messiah centred,
Three-in-One in essence nonetheless.

Now in priesthood seated,
With His foes defeated,
He is coming soon as Judge and King;
First the Tribulation,
Falls on every nation,
With severest judgment it will bring.

Then the Lord of glory,
Will complete His story,
Reigning on the earth a thousand years;
Evermore exalted,
Having never faltered,
As the old creation disappears.


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That we henceforth be no more children,
tossed to and fro, and carried about
with every wind of doctrine…

Ephesians 4:14

Teaching on maturity
Is found in sacred writing;
Not just for our purity,
But for the war we’re fighting.

Growing is a learning curve,
While life is still persisting;
Straining every cord and nerve,
And anything worth listing.

Taking in the written word
Is only half the story;
If its use has not occurred,
It cannot count for glory.

Christians have a given slot
To minister to others;
With whatever gift they’ve got,
To edify their brothers.

We must have integrity:
The armour God provided;
Satan has a strategy
To get the saints divided.

We can reach maturity
By incremental stages;
Blest with a gratuity
That lasts throughout the ages.


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Our Blessed Hope
Behold, I show you a mystery;
We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.

1 Corinthians 15:51

If we believe that Jesus died,
And from the grave arose,
So God will bring along with Him
Those loved ones in repose.

For this we say by holy word
That we who still remain,
Shall not precede the sleeping ones
When Jesus comes again.

The Lord will come amid the clouds,
Descending with a shout;
The archangel will give a cry;
The trumpet will blare out.

And so the dead in Jesus Christ
Will be the first to rise;
Then we too shall be taken up
To meet Him in the skies.

And thus we shall be with the Lord
For all eternity;
So let us share this precious truth
With every saint we see.


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But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:16

I did not come with eloquence,
Or excellence of speech,
Declaring what the Lord has testified;
But in the gracious providence
That lies within our reach,
I set forth Jesus Christ as crucified.

However, we communicate
To those who are mature,
The mysteries which God has foreordained;
The wisdom we articulate,
Applies to rich and poor,
For by the Lord our faith will be arraigned.

For who can know the happenings
Applicable to man,
Except the human spirit from above?
And no one knows eternal things
And how the world began,
Except the Spirit typified by love.

For persons unregenerate
Without a living hope,
Who do not have salvation of the soul,
Cannot perceive or contemplate
In all its mighty scope
The spirit world existing as a whole.

The person who is spiritual,
And truly born again,
And walks in light according to the Word;
Discerns the immaterial,
As manifestly plain,
And sees events which have not yet occurred.

We cannot even visualize,
Nor riches can afford,
The wonderment which has not been revealed;
But those who have discerning eyes,
Who love and serve the Lord,
Have got their fondest joy forever sealed.


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The Joyful Journey
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

The Lord by His wisdom has founded the earth;
With judgment the heavens were bound;
The depths were divided when formed at their birth,
And dewdrops fell over the ground.

Let wisdom be kept as the gem of your eyes;
Discretion the object you seek;
So they will be life with no semblance of guise,
Transparent and never oblique.

Your steps will be safe in the valley or glade;
Your foot will not slip on the steep;
And when you lie down you will not be afraid,
For sweetness will compass your sleep.

Do not be alarmed by the terror or sword;
If troublesome times overtake;
The Lord will assuredly be your reward;
His loved ones He'll never forsake.


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