Free Christian poems

CHRISTIAN POEMS FOR PILGRIMS

By Maurice Dyson

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Wisdom
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge:
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs are rendered,
As wisdom intended,
For those with a spiritual hunger:
Short pithy phrases,
For young folk or sages,
And those who are active no longer.

They are corrective,
In proper perspective,
For practical everyday living;
Simple yet pointed
For people undaunted;
Digested without a misgiving.

Saints do not answer
A dark necromancer,
Or folly displayed by its schooling;
They hold in measure
God’s absolute treasure,
And live by its verified ruling.

Watching and praying,
Their lives are portraying,
With practice the word they are keeping;
Such exercises
Are those the Lord prizes
In spreading the gospel and reaping.

 

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The Remedy
Salvation belongs to the LORD.
Psalm 3:8

The Bible speaks of enemies
Within us and around us;
The devil is our nemesis,
To hinder and to hound us.

He operates with subtlety
To darken our perception;
A system void of liberty,
Yet getting much reception.

The pleasures with their wide appeal
Are what the world embraces,
They seemingly are truly real
While kept within their places.

Yet never can they satisfy
Eternal aspirations,
Nor ever can they verify
Our final destinations.

There is a perfect remedy
That God has instituted;
It is devoid of parody,
And cannot be refuted.

It is the gift unspeakable,
Beyond imagination,
And yet it is most reachable:
The gift of our salvation.

 

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Ages
Tell us, when will these things be?
And what will be the sign of Your coming,
and of the end of the age?

Matthew 24:3

Our history falls into stages,
Distinct and defined as the ages;
These spheres or divisions
Are God’s own decisions,
Confirmed in the scriptural pages.

The first is the age of the Gentile,
Which saw the decline of our lifestyle;
It was the transition,
From Adam’s decision
That started our sorrowful profile.

The next is the Jewish projection:
A nation called out by election;
Their God-given calling
Now seemingly stalling,
Will one day be brought to perfection.

The age of the church is before us;
Distinct by its mystical auras;
This characteristic,
Not merely linguistic,
Will soon be a heavenly chorus.

An age yet to come is awaited,
That scripture has openly stated;
The Lord will be reigning,
With glory pertaining,
And righteousness clearly mandated.

 

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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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He Is Risen
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified,
both Lord and Christ.

 Acts 2:36

The book of Acts has many facts;
The church is now elected;
Its membership and ownership
Are thereby well protected.

Upon a day a full display
Of miracles was given;
They were the signs along the lines
Of oracles from heaven.

Thus we can see progressively
Its spread among the nations;
The gospel news preached first to Jews
Was met with reservations.

Yet as the tide spread far and wide
More Gentiles were receptive,
Both edified and sanctified,
They grew in their perspective.

Tis with a thrill these pages fill
Our hearts with godly wonder,
As Jesus guides and walks besides
His own through storm and thunder.

We haste the day not far away
The church completes her mission,
And then the bride at Jesus’ side
Inherits her position.

 

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Victory
You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour
and power; for You created all things, and by Your will
they exist and were created.

Revelation 4:11

When Adam had sinned in the garden,
It needed much more than a pardon,
For blood must be shed
To rescue the dead,
For thus had the Lord set His guard on.

Although they were guilty and hiding,
The Lord came to seek them with chiding,
He only could see
How they could be free,
And walk with the Spirit abiding.

He made coats of skin for their clothing,
As cover for sin He was loathing;
This would typify
The way He would die,
When darkness around Him was closing.

We praise Him for that substitution,
He suffered with such resolution;
His blood is the cure
For making us pure,
Completing our full restitution.

 

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Ministry
This is My commandment, that you love one another,
as I have loved you.

John 15:12

The Church is that true entity
Existing in the world;
It has a real identity
As ages have unfurled.

Its members have a varied role,
Selected and ordained;
Collectively they form the whole,
With levity restrained.

It operates within a sphere
Imparted from above,
To bring about a godly fear
Of unity and love.

It has been given certain gifts
To edify and teach;
To help and heal unpleasant rifts
If they are in its reach.

The pastor has the oversight
Of shepherding the sheep;
Illumined by the Spirit’s light,
Within the Saviour’s keep.

The Church will get its due reward
Upon the judgment day;
The records that are duly stored
Will never pass away.

 

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Headship
The first man Adam became a living being.
The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:45

The world has a view,
That nothing is new,
It’s always the same without cause;
Such things that are said
Are born in the head,
Presumptive and riddled with flaws.

The Lord has a plan
Intended for man,
In Adam as head of the race;
But now that we see
His disloyalty,
Another has taken his place.

A new racial breed,
Like Abraham’s seed,
Is founded on Jesus the Lord;
As born from above;
In light of God’s love,
With justice and truth in accord.

His true loyalty,
As seen on the tree,
Has made Him the Conquering Son;
Now seated on high,
His kingdom is nigh,
To crown all the work He has done.

 

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Affection
But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

A foremost epistle,
As clear as a whistle,
Is that which was written to Romans;
It follows progression,
In ordered succession,
Including the concept of omens.

It plots the inception
Of sinful deception,
As light is rejected by mortals;
Their guilt is compounded,
Once having been grounded,
And slides on to sinister portals.

But God has the answer
For curing this cancer:
The Cross and the Lord’s resurrection;
For those who believe Him,
And thereby receive Him
Will no more endure disaffection.

 

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Harmony
Behold I show you a mystery;
1 Cor.15:51

A trinity is what we see
In all of God’s creation;
It had its birth upon the earth
By holy designation.

Implicitly the factor three
Is in itself eternal,
With harmony and probity,
Expressing things paternal.

Our unity initially
Was threesome at conception;
But overt sin has entered in
With consequent defection.

Our God is three in unity,
Affirmed by revelation;
Thus perfectly in harmony
He sealed up our salvation.

The Father planned by righteous hand
Redemption in our reaching;
The Son endured and thus secured
The goal with all its teaching.

The Spirit’s key and ministry,
Completes the threefold action:
To sanctify and glorify,
For God’s own satisfaction.

So let us raise our songs of praise
To Father, Son and Spirit;
With gladsome voice let us rejoice
In all that we inherit.

 

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Security
For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved.

Romans 10:13

Our final goodbye,
The moment we die,
Is either of hope or despairing;
For hope is secure,
Eternal and sure,
Dependent on God who is caring.

A life without care,
Brings only despair,
For there is no logic or meaning;
To meet our demise,
God opens our eyes,
And cares for each child He is weaning.

We may not be brave,
Or smart as a knave,
But all of us have a potential;
In torrents or flood;
In bad times or good;
To know Jesus Christ is essential.

 

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Objectivity
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels,
for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour,
that He by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

Hebrews 2:9

We listen to news
Of differing views,
Reported from human perspectives;
Without absolutes,
Or spiritual roots,
They lack any final objectives.

A house that is built
On mud flats or silt,
May last for a day or a season;
But when it is known
Its state is full blown,
Its downfall will just stand to reason.

Our everyday life,
In calmness or strife,
Must have an eternal foundation;
The Lord who is near,
Will banish all fear,
When once we accept His salvation.

 

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The Last Days
But know this, that in the last days perilous times
will come: for men will be lovers of themselves,
lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2 Timothy 3:1, 2

The last days are here,
Abundantly clear,
With morals and habits debated;
What used to be seen
As normal and clean,
Are now merely classed as outdated.

The trend that began
In natural man
Has since been a part of our make-up;
We need a new heart:
As souls set apart:
Reborn by a spiritual shake up.

We can’t look within,
The source of our sin;
We must look to One who is holy;
To leave it too late
Will seal up our fate,
For life is in Christ Jesus solely.

 

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Investment
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

The Lord is returning;
We wait for His call;
Our lamps brightly burning,
As witness to all.

The darkness is nearing,
Like oncoming cloud;
Events we are fearing
Lie under a shroud.

Yet there is a promise,
Consistent and sure,
For scholar or novice,
Well set to endure.

The light of God’s glory
Is always in view,
As told in His story,
For many or few.

We each shall be tested
On what we did choose:
Our goodness invested,
Or joyful good news.

No mortal solution
Can claim victory,
But that substitution
On Calvary’s tree.

The Lord is returning;
The battle is won;
Fulfilling our yearning:
At home with the Son.

 

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Psalms
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.

Psalm 100:1, 2

Poetical books like the Psalms,
Should lessen our hesitant qualms;
Their very disclosure,
Enhances composure,
Like verdant oases of palms.

The Psalms are as food for the soul,
In helping us on to our goal;
Devout meditations
Ward off aberrations,
Discerning the truth as a whole.

A psalm Jesus cried on the tree,
Was when He was making us free;
His submissive action
Was God’s satisfaction,
For justice and truth must agree.

The one hundredth psalm is of praise,
Of Him who enlivens our ways,
With joyful thanksgiving,
In all godly living,
From now to the end of our days.

 

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Christian Poetry by Maurice Dyson
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