John Newton

(24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807 / London, England)

True And False Zeal - Poem by John Newton

Zeal is that pure and heavenly flame,
The fire of love supplies ;
While that which often bears the name,
Is self in a disguise.
True zeal is merciful and mild,
Can pity and forbear ;
The false is headstrong, fierce and wild,
And breathes revenge and war.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, May 28, 2012


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