English poetry

Poems in English

The Nativity

Peace? and to all the world? sure, One And He the Prince of Peace, hath none. He travels to be […]


1. Award, and still in bonds, one day I stole abroad, It was high-spring, and all the way Primros’d, and […]


1 My Soul, there is a country 2 Afar beyond the stars, 3 Where stands a winged sentry 4 All […]

Christ’s Nativity

1 Awake, glad heart! get up and sing! 2 It is the birth-day of thy King. 3 Awake! awake! 4 […]

The Star

1 Whatever ’tis, whose beauty here below 2 Attracts thee thus and makes thee stream and flow, 3 And wind […]

The Shepherds

Sweet, harmless lives! (on whose holy leisure Waits innocence and pleasure), Whose leaders to those pastures, and clear springs, Were […]

The Retreat

1 Happy those early days, when I 2 Shin’d in my angel-infancy! 3 Before I understood this place 4 Appointed […]


1 Bright shadows of true Rest! some shoots of bliss, Heaven once a week; The next world’s gladness prepossest in […]

The True Christians

So stick up ivy and the bays, And then restore the heathen ways. Green will remind you of the spring, […]

Silence and Stealth of Days

Silence, and stealth of days! ’tis now Since thou art gone, Twelve hundred hours, and not a brow But clouds […]

The Relapse

My God, how gracious art thou! I had slipt Almost to hell, And on the verge of that dark, dreadful […]

The Morning-Watch

1 O joys! infinite sweetness! with what flow’rs 2 And shoots of glory my soul breaks and buds! 3 All […]

The Revival

1 Unfold! unfold! Take in His light, 2 Who makes thy cares more short than night. 3 The joys which […]

The Water-Fall

1 With what deep murmurs through time’s silent stealth 2 Doth thy transparent, cool, and wat’ry wealth 3 Here flowing […]


How rich, O Lord! how fresh thy visits are! ‘Twas but just now my bleak leaves hopeless hung Sullied with […]

The World

1 I saw Eternity the other night, 2 Like a great ring of pure and endless light, 3 All calm, […]


Fresh fields and woods! the Earth’s fair face, God’s foot-stool, and man’s dwelling-place. I ask not why the first Believer […]

I Walk’d the Other Day

1 I walk’d the other day, to spend my hour, 2 Into a field, 3 Where I sometimes had seen […]

Etesia Absent

Love, the world’s life! What a sad death Thy absence is to lose our breath At once and die, is […]

Friends Departed

They are all gone into the world of light! And I alone sit ling’ring here; Their very memory is fair […]

The Timber

Sure thou didst flourish once! and many springs, Many bright mornings, much dew, many showers, Pass’d o’er thy head; many […]