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Famous Backslider Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Backslider poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous backslider poems. These examples illustrate what a famous backslider poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Watts, Isaac
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O Thou that hear'st when sinners cry,
Though all my crimes before thee lie,
Behold them not with angry look,
But blot their mem'ry from thy book.

Create my nature pure within,
And form my soul averse to sin:
Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart,
Nor hide thy presence from my heart.

I cannot live without thy light
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