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The new Oxford book of Christian verse

Author: Donald Davie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Offering both familiar poems and some fascinating unfamiliar ones, this anthology contains over 250 poems that deal with Christianity. Ranging from the Anglo-Saxon masterpiece "The Dream of the Rood" to the works of modern poets such as T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Sir John Betjeman, and John Berryman, Davie has chosen works from around the world, including several women poets{u2014}such as Elizabethan Countess of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Davie
ISBN: 0192804863 9780192804860
OCLC Number: 53449268
Description: xxix, 319 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Dream of the Rood --
'Thou who createdst everything' --
('Wait a Little') --
('Undo!') --
'Now fade the rose and lily-flower' --
'Moon-like is all other love' --
from Cleanness --
from The Book Concerning Piers the Plowman --
from Troilus and Criseyde --
from Prologue to The Canterbury Tales --
('Quia Amore Langueo') --
'I sing of a maiden' --
'Adam lay y-bounden' --
On the Resurrection of Christ --
This Endris Night --
Psalm 130. 'Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, Lord' --
Christ to his Spouse --
Christ, my Beloved --
Gascoigne's Good-morrow --
Gascoigne's Good-night --
Psalm 100. 'O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands' (All people that on earth do dwell) --
Hierusalem --
Away Vane World --
from The Faerie Queene (And is there care in heaven?) --
from Amoretti (Most glorious Lord of life!) --
The Holy Well --
Sonnet 89. 'The Manicheans did no idols make' --
Sonnet 96. 'In those years when our Sense, Desire and Wit' --
Sonnet 105. 'Three things there be in Man's opinion dear' --
(Splendidis Longum Valedico Nugis) (Leave me, O Love, which reaches but to dust) --
Of the Day Estivall --
Of Gods Omnipotencie --
Look Home --
New Prince, New Pomp --
The Burning Babe --
Psalm 58. 'Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation?' --
Psalm 74. 'O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever?' --
Psalm 115. 'Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us' --
Psalm 139. 'O Lord, thou has searched me, and known me' --
Psalm 147. 'Praise ye the Lord' --
Sonnet 146. 'Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth' --
'If I could shut the gate' --
Miserere, My Maker --
Sweet was the Song --
'To Music bent is my retired Mind' --
God's Virtue --
To Heaven --
Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward --
'Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?' --
'Why are we by all creatures waited on?' --
'What if this present were the world's last night?' --
from A Litanie --
(Easter Morn) --
His Saviour's Words, Going to the Cross --
Like to the Arctic Needle --
On Those that Deserve It --
Redemption --
Jordan --
Church-monuments --
The Windows --
Virtue --
The Collar --
The Pulley --
Discipline --
The Pearl --
Love --
A True Hymn --
The Temper --
Frailty --
Peace --
The Flower --
Upon a Great Shower of Snow that fell on May-day, 1654 --
The Circulation --
from Last Verses --
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity --
Sonnet, On the late Massacre in Piedmont --
Sonnet, (On his Blindness) --
from Paradise Lost, Book V (O favourable spirit, propitious guest) --
from Paradise Lost, Book XII (Descended, Adam to the bower where Eve) --
from Samson Agonistes (O how comely it is and how reviving) --
'Lord, when the wise men came from far' --
To my Dear and Loving Husband --
In Memory of my dear grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet --
Epithalamium --
Charitas Nimia: or the Dear Bargain --
from A Psalm of Praise (Ye holy Angels bright) --
Bermudas --
The Coronet --
Quickness --
The Retreat --
Peace --
Ascension Hymn --
The World --
Man --
The Waterfall --
The Dawning --
The Revival --
Corruption --
Religion --
The Night --
(The Pilgrim Song) (Who would true Valour see) --
from An Elegie upon the Death of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Shepard --
from The State of Innocence --
from Religio Laici --
The Character of a Good Parson --
The Salutation --
from Christian Ethics --
Ibid. (Contentment) --
'Glory to thee, my God, this night' --
Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold --
from Preparatory Meditations Before My Approach to the Lord's Supper --
Ibid --
'While shepherds watched their flocks by night' --
On Exodus 3:14. 'I am that I am.' An Ode --
Ode (The spacious firmament on high) --
Crucifixion to the World by the Cross of Christ --
Submission to Afflictive Providences --
Look on him whom they pierced, and mourn --
The Church the Garden of Christ --
A Prospect of Heaven makes Death easy --
Man frail, and God eternal (O God, our help in ages past) --
Hosanna to Christ --
The Shortness and Misery of Life --
Miracles at the Birth of Christ --
'Where-e'er my flatt'ring Passions rove' --
The Passion and Exaltation of Christ --
(After reading the life of Mrs Catherine Stubbs...) --
A Hymn for Christmas Day --
(Christ's Resurrection and Ascension) --
Meditations on the Sepulchre in the Garden --
'Love Divine, all loves excelling' --
Free Grace --
'O thou Eternal Victim slain' --
(The Incarnation) --
from The Horrible Decree --
(During his Courtship) --
(For his Wife, on her Birthday) --
(On the Death of his Son) --
(On Sympathisers with the American Revolution) --
Wrestling Jacob --
The Whole Armour of God --
Psalm 147. 'Praise ye the Lord' --
Hymn 3. Epiphany --
Hymn 13. St Philip and St James --
Hymn 14. The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ --
Hymn 32. The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ --
Hymn 9. Moderation --
Hymn 13. Elegance --
Hymn 14. Loveliness --
Hymn 15. Taste --
Hymn 26. Mutual Subjection --
Hymn 29. Long-suffering of God --
'All hail the power of Jesus' name' --
'How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds' --
'Glorious things of thee are spoken' --
from Truth Love Constraining to Obedience --
Self-Acquaintance --
'The Lord will Happiness divine' --
Walking with God --
Light Shining out of Darkness --
Joy and Peace in Believing --
Jehovah our Righteousness --
Exhortation to Prayer --
Stanzas Subjoined to the Yearly Bill of Mortality of the Parish of All Saints, Northampton: for the year 1787 --
On a Similar Occasion: for the year 1790 --
On a Similar Occasion: for the year 1792 --
'Rock of Ages' --
from The Triumph of Infidelity --
Jerusalem --
Address to the Unco Guid --
Resolution and Independence --
Nativity --
My Baptismal Birthday --
Epitaph --
'By Cool Siloam's shady Rill' --
(Morning Hymn) (New every morning is the love) --
'Fill high the bowl' --
(Epithalamium) --
'Abide with me' --
Psalm 103. 'Praise the Lord, O my soul' (Praise, my soul, the King of heaven) --
Lord, Hear my Prayer --
Eternal Light --
from The Dream of Gerontius (Praise to the holiest in the height) --
(Guidance) (Lead, kindly light) --
The Over-Heart --
The Call of the Christian --
from The Eternal Goodness --
from the Brewing of Soma --
Worship --
from In Memoriam --
The Created --
'Oh, give us back the days of old' --
Battle-Hymn of the Republic --
'Eternal Father, strong to save' --
'Our journey had advanced' --
'I shall know why' --
'Bring me the sunset in a cup' --
'We thirst at first' --
'Just lost when I was saved' --
'I stepped from plank to plank' --
'To learn the transport by the pain' --
'Tis so much joy!' --
'It is an honorable thought' --
'Heaven is what I cannot reach' --
'Read, sweet, how others strove' --
'I should have been too glad' --
'Great streets of silence led away' --
'He fumbles at your soul' --
'Immortal is an ample word' --
'Remorse is memory awake' --
'The only news I know' --
'He preached upon "Breadth"' --
The Bitter Withy --
Easter Monday --
St Peter --
Heaven-Haven --
'As kingfishers catch fire' --
'I wake and feel the fell of dark' --
In the valley of the Elwy --
A General Communion
Other Titles: Book of Christian verse
Christian verse
Responsibility: chosen and edited by Donald Davie.
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What is meant by "Christian" verse? What must there be in a passage of verse that gives us the right to call it "Christian"? These are the questions discussed in Professor Davie's introduction and  Read more...

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