William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

The Perfect Sacrifice - Poem by William Cowper

I place an offering at thy shrine,
From taint and blemish clear,
Simple and pure in its design,
Of all that I hold dear.

I yield thee back thy gifts again,
Thy gifts which most I prize;
Desirous only to retain
The notice of thine eyes.

But if, by thine adored decree,
That blessing be denied;
Resigned and unreluctant, see
My every wish subside.

Thy will in all things I approve,
Exalted or cast down;
Thy will in every state I love,
And even in thy frown.


Comments about The Perfect Sacrifice by William Cowper

  • Susan Williams (11/29/2015 1:51:00 PM)


    What beautiful lucid verses to offer to God! He well understands the concept of giving back to God what God has given to us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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