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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 - 49,722 Points Richard Wlodarski (10/9/2017 1:28:00 PM)

    An absolutely stunning poem! Confessing to all his mortal sins. And being forgiven. And then, to confess to his fear of death. Not only is he forgiven, but he sees the light of Jesus. And his fear is gone. In Soul's Journey - Parts I - V, I write about my near death encounter with Jesus. So poems like this totally resonate with me. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ben Sasser (7/16/2017 8:40:00 PM)

    Nice poem, (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,083 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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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. Thank You, Father , Mahfooz Ali
  7. 7. Thank You Dad (Father Father Father Fath.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  8. 8. Song To Be Sung By The Father Of Infant .. , Ogden Nash
  9. 9. A Daughter Through The Eyes Of A Father , Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson
  10. 10. My Father Is A Retired Magician , Ntozake Shange
  11. 11. The Childless Father , William Wordsworth
  12. 12. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  13. 13. Father , Edgar Albert Guest
  14. 14. The Ballad Of Father Gilligan , William Butler Yeats
  15. 15. My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generos.. , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  16. 16. To Her Father With Some Verses , Anne Bradstreet
  17. 17. Portrait Of My Father As A Young Man , Rainer Maria Rilke
  18. 18. Come Up From The Fields, Father , Walt Whitman
  19. 19. Another Acrostic ( In The Style Of Fathe.. , Lewis Carroll
  20. 20. Father And Child , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. Father Riley's Horse , Banjo Paterson
  22. 22. Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father, Part Of His Dou.. , John Donne
  23. 23. Father Explains , Czeslaw Milosz
  24. 24. Father And Son , Mary Nagy
  25. 25. My Father , Yehuda Amichai
  26. 26. Father And Daughter , Justin Gildow
  27. 27. Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father , John Donne
  28. 28. Sonnet 37: As A Decrepit Father Takes De.. , William Shakespeare
  29. 29. Father , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  30. 30. Father , Philip Levine
  31. 31. The Ballad Of Father O'Hart , William Butler Yeats
  32. 32. Father, Father Abraham , James Weldon Johnson
  33. 33. My Father Moved Through Dooms Of Love , E. E. Cummings
  34. 34. With My Father , Kobayashi Issa
  35. 35. Father Ranney, The Cheese Pioneer , James McIntyre
  36. 36. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
  37. 37. (240) Thank You Father -Prayer For .. , Melvina Germain
  38. 38. Father I Hardly Knew , Frank V. Gardner
  39. 39. Sonnet Xx: Lawrence, Of Virtuous Father , John Milton
  40. 40. On The Death Of My Father , David Lewis Paget
  41. 41. A Message To My Father , jerry hughes
  42. 42. To God The Father , Katherine Mansfield
  43. 43. My Father, With His Arthritic Hands , Rani Turton
  44. 44. Letter Of Recommendation From My Father .. , Richard Jones
  45. 45. (495) Father , Melvina Germain
  46. 46. Father & Son , David Lewis Paget
  47. 47. (719) Father (Sunday Prayer) , Melvina Germain
  48. 48. (715) Father-You Are My All , Melvina Germain
  49. 49. Father....Who Are You? , Mary Ann Najjar
  50. 50. ' God, Our Father ' , Carmela Patterson
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