Free Christian poems


By Maurice Dyson

Christian Poems about Joy and Blessing

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
 Jeremiah 17:7

O blessed are the destitute
In spirit and in soul,
Who know they need a Substitute
To make their spirit whole.

O blessed are the merciful
Who do not turn away,
From those who meet adversity
Upon a given day.

O blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see the Lord;
And hear His welcome accolade;
Their boundless rich reward.

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The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Deuteronomy 33:27

By faith we abide in the Lord,
Outworking the word we have stored;
Its purposeful witness is seen by its fitness,
With practice and truth in accord.

When Christ is at home in our heart,
Self-seeking and suchlike depart;
He is the solution for any intrusion,
If doubt or depression should start.

In dire situations we meet;
In blizzards or sweltering heat;
The Saviour is near us to strengthen and cheer us,
For Satan is under His feet.


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A New Life
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:3

The soul has got a body case
In which it is located,
And yet we know this dwelling place
Will one day be vacated.

We have the hearing and the mind,
To gather information;
They are the means by which we find
Our goal and destination.

This mortal life is not the end
Of all we see and cherish;
Our bodies we may well defend,
But they must die and perish.

Our souls have been endued with light,
Yet have a sinful bearing;
We need a newborn inner sight
Which comes by faith and daring.

A new life is the portion planned
For every human living;
It rests in One at God’s right hand,
Who also does the giving.

If we desire to know the Way:
Our Saviour and Creator;
We must receive Him now today,
And not defer till later.


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A New Nature
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created
in righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 4:24

We’ve long had the science
To make an appliance
Or shoot off a rocket in space;
But offering virtue
To one who would hurt you
Is reckoned a bit out of place.

Our nature is tainted,
For we are acquainted
With anger that rises within;
When losing composure
If faced with a closure,
For such is the nature of sin.

The only solution
For human pollution
Is treating it right at the source;
The Lord has provided
A life undivided,
By setting us on a new course.

We need a new standard
Because we are stranded
If we are to live for the Lord.
He gives a new treasure
Of means without measure;
A gift which no man could afford.

The Spirit’s creation
By regeneration
Has quickened us when we were dead;
The Saviour’s atonement
Before His enthronement
Was wrought by the blood that He shed.


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A New Garment
Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Matthew 22:12

All men are destined to go to a place;
Either of honour or one of disgrace.
God has presented us all with a choice;
Shall we ignore Him or bow to His voice?

He has invited us unto a feast;
Him who is greatest and him who is least;
We must possess the right garment to wear;
If we do not it will seal our despair.

We need His righteousness there to abide;
None of our own is accepted beside;
Every believer redeemed by His blood,
Has a clean garment imputed for good.

All those who go to the damnable flame,
Cannot blame God for allowing the same;
He is extending His grace through His Son,
Who gave His blood in the battle He won.

How could He do any more for our soul?
Taking our judgment and bearing the whole.
Make no mistake His salvation is great!
Trust in Him gladly before it’s too late!

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A New Song
The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation.
Exodus 15:2a

We all knew the tune
When assembled at noon
In the days of our child education.
The musical notes
Would be stuck in our throats
If we had not the right inclination.

A song may convey
Any mood of the day
With a touch of composure or feeling.
The lyrics and rhyme
Are the subjects of time
If it’s only with time they are dealing.

There’s sweet melody
With a true harmony
When our hearts are in tune with the Spirit.
We’ll fully relate
To that blissful estate
When we reach the reward we inherit.

An anthem of praise
To the Endless of Days
Is the song that the angels are singing.
We look to the sky
For our Saviour on high,
And the place where His glory is ringing.

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A New Home
In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so,
I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

John 14:2

A house built for aunty
May just be a shanty
In countries where villas are few;
Whatever our dwelling
The trait that is telling
Is seen by the things that we do.

If we have respected
Whom God has elected,
Who sits at the Father’s right hand;
Then we shall inherit,
With none of our merit,
A home where the prospects are grand.

We cannot describe it
Nor can we imbibe it;
It’s something the Lord has in store;
For He is preparing
For those in His caring,
A home in the sky evermore.


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A New Heart
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:
Ezekiel 36:26

A hardened heart may be the start
Of that which leads to sorrow;
For such a state could indicate
A lasting hell tomorrow.

A heart that grieves but never leaves
The sinful life of mortals,
Will never see the majesty
In heaven’s lofty portals.

Receptive hearts in many parts,
Wherever truth has entered,
Have set their seal on its appeal;
In God their hearts are centred.

If when you read you do not heed
The message of salvation,
Your heart will be in misery,
With hell your destination.

But if you rate your earthly state
As lacking hope or reason,
Then be assured you can be cured
At any time or season.

If you should wait it may be late
To enter God’s salvation;
You’ll never find the peace of mind
At any other station.

There’s no respect for intellect
As being a credential;
The only must is simple trust
In Christ; it is essential.

A heart can be progressively
Insensitive or hardened;
Yet those who claim the Saviour’s name,
Have had their misdeeds pardoned.

Eternity will surely see
Our earthly life reflected;
For those who choose the gospel news
Will have their souls perfected.

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A Call to Godliness
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification.
1 Thessalonians 4:3

We give thanks to God always for you;
For your faith and your love working through;
For the sure confidence
In the Lord our defence,
Which confirms your election as true.

For our gospel came not just in word,
But in spiritual power it was heard;
And the life we displayed
Was of service conveyed,
And the wealth of your souls we preferred.

And you followed our steps in the Lord,
As the word through affliction you stored;
For your faith has gone out
Like a heralding shout,
Through your region and further abroad.

For our coming was not done in vain,
Though before we had suffered much pain;
For the things we report
Were not wrongfully brought,
But we preached of the Lamb that was slain.

Now concerning the times that are due,
You have no need I write unto you;
When they talk about peace
And inventions increase,
Then destruction will quickly break through.

For that day will arrive as a thief,
With tremendous disaster and grief;
You are not in the dark
Where the outlook is stark;
So I write for your balm and relief.

For yourselves are the children of light;
Unlike others who sleep in the night;
Let us join the foray,
Put our daydreams away,
And continue our faith-centred fight.

Do no evil nor harm anyone;
Run the race that is set to be won;
And in all things give thanks;
Standing tall in the ranks,
As the faithful before you have done.

May your spirit and body and soul,
Be complete and be sanctified whole;
And the God of all peace
Who secured our release
Be your stay and your consummate goal.

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A Citizen of Zion
LORD, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle?
Psalm 15:1

Who may abide in Thy temple, O Lord?
Even in Thy holy mount?
He who walks uprightly, being no fraud;
Keeping a righteous account.

Truth is the maxim he openly speaks;
Spite he will ever refuse;
Goodness for others he constantly seeks;
Neighbourly love he pursues.

He does not take up with any reproach,
That would dishonour a friend;
Evil debate he will not even broach,
Knowing its ultimate end.

He honours those with respect for the Lord;
Faithful in all he would swear;
Unlawful dealings are strictly abhorred;
Bribing he never would wear.

He who is doing these laudable things;
Walking in manner approved;
Has a reward that integrity brings;
This one shall never be moved.

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A Wedding Garment
 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Matthew 22:11

When God clothed the earth
With its rich vegetation,
The angels sang out with their voices;
For such was the birth
Of this grand habitation,
Where man would be making his choices.

In forming the man,
In God’s image created,
His trustworthiness must be tested;
But when sin began
In a race devastated,
A garment of grace was invested.

So Adam and Eve
Had their tunics provided,
To cover their sinful transgression;
But now they must leave
Where they once had abided;
For gone was their dearest possession.

The beauty we see
In the gospels recorded
Of Jesus who lived among sinners;
Is that which must be
As a gift thus awarded:
We must have His Spirit within us.

A garment required
For the festive occasion:
That great marriage feast celebration;
Cannot be acquired
By religious persuasion,
It comes by receiving salvation

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Our Destiny
Having predestinated us…
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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God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:24.

Worship is praising the One whom we love;
Angels are gazing with rapture above;
All we should render to Jesus our King;
Lord and Defender His praises we sing.

He has created the stars at their birth;
Scripture has stated His life on the earth;
Friend of the outcast, the poor and the blind;
Love which He broadcast is food for the mind.

Since He has finished His work on the tree,
Sin has diminished in those who are free;
By His salvation: His life and His blood,
Sweet adoration is fitting and good.

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Walking and Resting
Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while.
Mark 6:31

Walking or resting,
Whatever we do,
Is part of our daily routine;
Character testing
Will strengthen us too,
As long as our conscience is clean.

Walking sedately,
In truth and in light
Depends on the state of the mind;
Saints not innately
Equipped for the fight,
Must study the Word and its kind.

Walking correctly,
As well as we ought,
Is faithfully taught in the Word;
Blessing directly
Of varying sort,
Will follow if faith has occurred.

Resting is passive,
For such is required,
In matters beyond our control;
Threats that are massive,
Or shots that are fired,
Can never extinguish the soul.

Duly confessing
The errors we make
Will keep us from going astray;
Always assessing
The journey we take,
The Lord will enlighten our way.

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Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him,
Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me,
 seeing I am a stranger?

Ruth 2:10

Naomi had only her daughter,
Returning to Bethlehem town;
Not even her sadness could thwart her;
 But meanwhile her spirits were down.

She sent out her daughter for gleaning,
To gather some grain in the field;
For that was the custom or leaning
To eat what their labours would yield.

Her daughter went forth as requested
And came to a favourable ground;
She was not disturbed or molested,
As often the practice is found.

The owner came down as was normal;
The workers were under his care;
His manner was kind and informal;
He asked of the visitor there.

So Boaz and Ruth got acquainted;
She worked till the harvest was done;
The story is thoughtfully painted;
They married and brought forth a son.

This beautiful short illustration
Is treasured by Gentiles and Jews;
Ruth trusted the Lord of salvation
Like many who trust the good news.

Christian Poetry by Maurice Dyson
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