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A Hymn To God The Father - Poem by John Donne

Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun,
Which was my sin, though it were done before?
Wilt thou forgive that sin, through which I run,
And do run still, though still I do deplore?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won
Others to sin, and made my sin their door?
Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun
A year or two, but wallow'd in, a score?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun
My last thread, I shall perish on the shore;
But swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son
Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore;
And, having done that, thou hast done;
I fear no more.


Comments about A Hymn To God The Father by John Donne

  • Gold Star - 11,139 Points Walterrean Salley (11/16/2016 6:03:00 PM)

    (A Hymn To God The Father - Poem by John Donne.)

    Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won
    Others to sin, and made my sin their door?
    ...
    I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun
    My last thread, I shall perish on the shore;
    But swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son
    Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore;
    And, having done that, thou hast done;
    I fear no more.

    Gives me goose bumps. A prayer of penitence. Donne, conscious of his spiritual state, and his responsibility to God, seeks all forgiveness in preparation of his final moments of life- whenever that might have been. A prayer applicable to all. Well penned. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Drew Wilson (10/30/2015 8:33:00 PM)

    The last line is wrong. It states I have no more I fear no more also makes since. But there are critics that say he could be talking about his wife that died. Her last name as More before he married her. This poem was written 6 years after her death. The last line can very easily have two meanings. I have no more sin or lost love? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 70,462 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/28/2014 4:16:00 AM)

    Love and submission to god and forgive of sins wonderful poem and much liked. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Father

  1. 1. A Hymn To God The Father , John Donne
  2. 2. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  3. 3. My Father , Charles Bukowski
  4. 4. Memory Of My Father , Patrick Kavanagh
  5. 5. You Are Old Father William , Lewis Carroll
  6. 6. A Daughter Through The Eyes Of A Father , Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson
  7. 7. Thank You, Father , Mahfooz Ali
  8. 8. Thank You Dad (Father Father Father Fath.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  9. 9. My Father Is A Retired Magician , Ntozake Shange
  10. 10. The Childless Father , William Wordsworth
  11. 11. My Father , Colin Ian Jeffery
  12. 12. Song To Be Sung By The Father Of Infant .. , Ogden Nash
  13. 13. My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generos.. , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  14. 14. Father , Edgar Albert Guest
  15. 15. To Her Father With Some Verses , Anne Bradstreet
  16. 16. Portrait Of My Father As A Young Man , Rainer Maria Rilke
  17. 17. Father And Child , William Butler Yeats
  18. 18. Come Up From The Fields, Father , Walt Whitman
  19. 19. The Ballad Of Father Gilligan , William Butler Yeats
  20. 20. Another Acrostic ( In The Style Of Fathe.. , Lewis Carroll
  21. 21. My Father , Yehuda Amichai
  22. 22. Father Explains , Czeslaw Milosz
  23. 23. Father Riley's Horse , Banjo Paterson
  24. 24. Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father, Part Of His Dou.. , John Donne
  25. 25. Father And Son , Mary Nagy
  26. 26. Father And Daughter , Justin Gildow
  27. 27. Sonnet 37: As A Decrepit Father Takes De.. , William Shakespeare
  28. 28. Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father , John Donne
  29. 29. My Father Moved Through Dooms Of Love , E. E. Cummings
  30. 30. Father , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  31. 31. Father , Philip Levine
  32. 32. With My Father , Kobayashi Issa
  33. 33. The Ballad Of Father O'Hart , William Butler Yeats
  34. 34. Father Ranney, The Cheese Pioneer , James McIntyre
  35. 35. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  36. 36. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
  37. 37. Father, Father Abraham , James Weldon Johnson
  38. 38. (240) Thank You Father -Prayer For .. , Melvina Germain
  39. 39. Father I Hardly Knew , Frank V. Gardner
  40. 40. Sonnet Xx: Lawrence, Of Virtuous Father , John Milton
  41. 41. A Message To My Father , jerry hughes
  42. 42. My Father, With His Arthritic Hands , Rani Turton
  43. 43. Letter Of Recommendation From My Father .. , Richard Jones
  44. 44. To God The Father , Katherine Mansfield
  45. 45. (495) Father , Melvina Germain
  46. 46. (719) Father (Sunday Prayer) , Melvina Germain
  47. 47. (715) Father-You Are My All , Melvina Germain
  48. 48. Father....Who Are You? , Mary Ann Najjar
  49. 49. Father & Son , David Lewis Paget
  50. 50. (695) Teach Us Father , Melvina Germain
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