John Bowring

(1792-1872 / England)

The Life Of Christ - Poem by John Bowring

The
Life
of Christ!-that loveliest book,
Of all man's trust, the history;
On which admiring ages look
With ever-growing sympathy.


The
Life
of Christ!-could miracles
Make that bright history brighter shine?
Add to the touching tales it tells,
The works of love,-the words divine?


The
Life
of Christ!-that life survives,
And speaks with an undying breath,-
A life more grand than other lives,
A life which triumphs over death.


The
Life
of Christ!-that man whom men
Have deified,-yet through the glare
Have less of truth and virtue seen
Than in their natural grace, as there.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010



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