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Famous Believer Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert, lengthen’d groan,
And damn a’ parties but your own;
I’ll warrant they ye’re nae deceiver,
A steady, sturdy, staunch believer.

 O ye wha leave the springs o’ Calvin,
For gumlie dubs of your ain delvin!
Ye sons of Heresy and Error,
Ye’ll some day squeel in quaking terror,
When Vengeance draws the sword in wrath.
And in the fire throws the sheath;
When Ruin, with his sweeping besom,
Just frets till Heav’n commission gies him;
While o’er the harp pale Misery moans,
...Read More

by Jennings, Elizabeth
...ese and all this planet carries
A power broods, invisible monarch, a stranger
To some, but by many trusted. Man's a believer
Until corrupted. This huge trusted power
Is spirit. He moves in the muscle of the world,
In continual creation. He burns the tides, he shines
From the matchless skies. He is the day's surrender.
Recognize him in the eye of the angry tiger,
In the sign of a child stepping at last into sleep,
In whatever touches, graces and confess...Read More

by Bishop, Elizabeth
I have seen here evening after evening.
He was curious about me. He was interested in music;
like me a believer in total immersion,
so I used to sing him Baptist hymns.
I also sang "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."
He stood up in the water and regarded me 
steadily, moving his head a little.
Then he would disappear, then suddenly emerge
almost in the same spot, with a sort of shrug
as if it were against his better judgment.
Cold dark dee...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...he story of Orpheus is of the truth. 

For there was such a person a cunning player on the harp. 

For he was a believer in the true God and assisted in the spirit. 

For he play'd upon the harp in the spirit by breathing upon the strings. 

For this will affect every thing that is sustaind by the spirit, even every thing in nature. 

For it is the business of a man gifted in the word to prophecy good. 

For it will be better for England and all the wo...Read More

by Tebb, Barry
...Here is a silence I had not hoped for

This side of paradise, I am an old believer

In nature’s bounty as God’s grace

To us poor mortals, fretting and fuming

At frustrated lust or the scent of fame 

Coming too late to make a difference

Blue with white vertebrae of cloud forms

Riming the spectrum of green dark of poplars

Lined like soldiers, paler the hue of hawthorn 

With the heather beginning to bud blue

Before September ...Read More

by Cowper, William
...resh fields and woods! the Earth's fair face, 
God's foot-stool, and man's dwelling-place. 
I ask not why the first Believer
Did love to be a country liver? 
Who to secure pious content 
Did pitch by groves and wells his tent; 
Where he might view the boundless sky, 
And all those glorious lights on high; 
With flying meteors, mists and show'rs, 
Subjected hills, trees, meads and flow'rs; 
And ev'ry minute bless the King 
And wise Creator of each thing. 
I ask not why...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
That flowed from His wounds while on the Cross,
Especially the wound in His side, made with a spear,
And if you are a believer, you will drop a silent tear. 

And if you are not a believer, try and believe,
And don't let the devil any longer you deceive,
Because the precious Blood that Jesus shed will free you from all sin,
Therefore, believe in the Saviour, and Heaven you shall enter in!...Read More

by Gibran, Kahlil
...also the creeper; 

For when my wings were spread in the sun their shadow upon the earth was a turtle. 

And I the believer was also the doubter; 

For often have I put my finger in my own wound that I might have the greater belief in you and the greater knowledge of you. 

And it is with this belief and this knowledge that I say, 

You are not enclosed within your bodies, nor confined to houses or fields. 

That which is you dwells above the mountain and roves w...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard bondage and wrecked by the reiver,
Yet at the last, tho' the darkness had claimed him,
He colled on Allah and died a Believer!...Read More

by Khayyam, Omar

That ev'n my buried Ashes such a Snare
Of Perfume shall fling up into the Air,
As not a True Believer passing by
But shall be overtaken unaware. 

Indeed the Idols I have loved so long
Have done my Credit in Men's Eye much wrong:
Have drown'd my Honour in a shallow Cup,
And sold my Reputation for a Song. 

Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before
I swore -- but was I sober when I swore?
And then, and then came Spring, a...Read More

by Fitzgerald, Edward
...weet Garden-side.


That ev'n my buried Ashes such a Snare
Of Perfume shall fling up into the Air,
As not a True Believer passing by
But shall be overtaken unaware.


Indeed the Idols I have loved so long
Have done my Credit in Men's Eye much wrong:
Have drowned my Honour in a shallow Cup,
And sold my Reputation for a Song.


Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before
I swore—but was I sober when I swore?
And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand
My thre...Read More

by Masters, Edgar Lee
...tant, free-thinker, in ethics a Christian;
Orator apt at the rhine-stone rhythm of Ingersoll.
Carnivorous, avenger, believer and pagan.
Continent, promiscuous, changeable, treacherous, vain,
Proud, with the pride that makes struggle a thing for laughter;
With heart cored out by the worm of theatric despair;
Wearing the coat of indifference to hide the shame of defeat;
I, child of the abolitionist idealism --
A sort of Brand in a birth of half-and-half.
What other ...Read More

by Khayyam, Omar
...Would that the lover [the true believer] were intoxicated
the whole year, mad, absorbed with wine, covered
with dishonor! For, when we have sound reason, chagrin
assails us on all sides; but when we are in wine, well,
let come what will!...Read More

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