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Contentment

Rating: 2.7

(Phillipians, iv.11)

Fierce passions discompose the mind,
As tempests vex the sea,
But calm, content and peace we find,
When, Lord, we turn to Thee.

In vain by reason and by rule
We try to bend the will;
For none but in the Saviour's school

Can learn the heavenly skill.
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Charles Rumberger 15 July 2014

This poem is a good example of why I like Cowper's material. He shows an understanding of what life is really about. There is a depth not inferior to Poe, but while Poe so often leaves us wallowing in hopelessness, Cowper sees real and practical answers. Tis I appoint thy daily lot, /And I do all things well; ... In life my grace shall strength supply, /Proportion'd to thy day; At death thou still shalt find me nigh, /To wipe thy tears away. Great poem!

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Enoch John 20 June 2008

This poem by W.Cowper still holds relevance in this topsy-turvy world.

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