Friday, March 18, 2011

Classic Christian Poetry - John Bunyan

John Bunyan (1628-1688)

"The Shepherd's Song"

He that is down needs fear no fall,
He that is low, no pride;
He that is humble ever shall
Have God to be his guide.

I am content with what I have,
Little be it or much:
And, Lord, contentment still I crave,
Because Thou savest such.

Fullness to such a burden is
That go on pilgrimmage:
Here little, and hereafter bliss,
Is best from age to age.

"Who Would True Valor See"
Who would true valor see,
Let him come hither;
One here will constant be,

Come wind, come weather;
There's no discouragement
Shall make him once relent
To be a pilgrim.

Whoso beset him round
With dismal stories,
Do but themselves confound-
No lion can him fright;
He'll with a giant fight,
But he will have a right

To be a pilgrim.
Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
Can daunt his spirit;
He knows he at the end
Shall life inherit.

Then fancies fly away,
He'll fear not what men say;
He'll labor night and day
To be a pilgrim.

John Bunyan, a Baptist preacher, is well known for many
Christian literary works, especially his autobiography entitled
"Grace Abounding" and his popular story about "Christian"
and all his struggles which is known as "A Pilgrim's Progress"

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