You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...
PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker
on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads
while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member
and block ads forever...while getting many more great
features. Take a look!
Holy Sonnet VIII: If Faithful Souls Be Alike Glorified
If faithful souls be alike glorified
As angels, then my fathers soul doth see,
And adds this even to full felicity,
That valiantly I hells wide mouth o'erstride:
But if our minds to these souls be descried
By circumstances, and by signs that be
Apparent in us, not immediately,
How shall my mind's white truth by them be tried?
They see idolatrous lovers weep and mourn,
And vile blasphemous conjurers to call
On Jesus name, and Pharisaical
Dissemblers feigne devotion.
O pensive soul, to God, for he knows best
Thy true grief, for he put it in my breast.
| Best Poems | Short Poems
Email Poem |
Top John Donne Poems
Analysis and Comments on Holy Sonnet VIII: If Faithful Souls Be Alike Glorified
Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Holy Sonnet VIII: If Faithful Souls Be Alike Glorified here.