God's Mercy - 4 Poems

Read these Christian poems and verses to remind you of the great compassion and love that God possesses. Never forget God's mercy is great as He is faithful and full of love.


  1. Let Us With A Gladsome Mind
    Poet - John Milton


    Let us, with a gladsome mind,
    Praise the Lord, for He is kind:
    For His mercies shall endure,
    Ever faithful, ever sure.

    He with all-commanding might,
    Filled the new-made world with light;
    For His mercies shall endure,
    Ever faithful, ever sure.

    All things living He doth feed,
    His full hand supplies their need:
    For His mercies shall endure,
    Ever faithful, ever sure.

    He His chosen race did bless
    In the wasteful wilderness:
    For His mercies shall endure,
    Ever faithful, ever sure.

    He hath, with a piteous eye,
    Looked upon our misery:
    For His mercies shall endure,
    Ever faithful, ever sure.

    Let us, then, with a gladsome mind,
    Praise the Lord, for He is kind:
    For His mercies shall endure,
    Ever faithful, ever sure.



  2. God Cares
    Poet: Greta Zwaan, 1981

    For many years you walked alone upon this weary road,
    And God saw fit to share with you the burden of your load.
    He did not leave you stranded to fight it on your own,
    But gently claimed your soul one day and seeds of faith were sown.

    God’s mercy and compassion are greater than we know,
    And e’re He gives us burdens, His love He will bestow.
    He set aside a time for you to lean upon His breast,
    In tenderness He watches as you journey through this test.

    Dear friend, you’re not forgotten, you’re precious in His sight,
    The battle for survival alone you do not fight.
    God’s method of refining takes many shapes and forms,
    But a multi-colored rainbow usually follows storms.

    Take courage and be faithful, rejoicing in your soul,
    Your body may be weakened but your spirit is made whole.



  3. How To Treat A Beggar
    Poet: Greta Zwaan, 2006


    If you are a king, you’re welcome at His throne;
    If you are a pauper God says, “Come.”
    There are no restrictions, no dress codes or degrees;
    It doesn’t really matter where you’re from.

    Man is quite selective and has a certain code;
    Outcasts and beggars, we reject.
    We have set the standards that we must uphold;
    That is what our closest friends expect.

    If there is a beggar standing at your door,
    Pay him off and hurry, move him on.
    Don’t get too involved by his sad appeal,
    Give him food and tell him to be gone.

    Think of your position; what will neighbours say?
    Don’t even let him soil your welcome mat.
    Beggars take advantage of your lovely home;
    But you know it’s really not like that.

    You can be quite generous, give charity your funds,
    You can write a cheque to those in need.
    But personally? be careful, don’t let your heart be swayed;
    For all you know this begging comes from greed.

    Yet God demands an answer, “Just who made you a judge?
    I have allowed his poverty.
    I have let him suffer, then brought him to your door,
    For you have the means to set him free.

    Accumulated riches that you’ve amassed at will –
    Aren’t you aware that they are really mine?
    They’re not your possessions as you’d like to think;
    All of this is done by my design.

    Were it my desire, I could set him free,
    Then put you in the place that he is now.
    But I have compassion; I’m giving you this chance,
    It’s up to you, whatever you allow.

    I will not demand that you bow to my request;
    I won’t insist that you should treat him well.
    But one day you will answer for the deeds you did today;
    I just request, but I will not compel.

    If you can see My mercy that I have made you rich;
    Use the things you have for those in pain.
    You stand to lose nothing by sharing of your wealth,
    When you give it, count it for your gain.”



  4. Josiah's Example
    Poet: Greta Zwaan, 1999

    The wickedness and sin that caused the blood to flow,
    brought wrath and anger from the lips of God.
    The promises He made had all been cast aside
    by heathen worship that the people wrought.

    These people bore His name, were guided by His light,
    yet constantly they walked the road of sin.
    They heeded not His laws, rejected holy ways,
    and blatantly let Satan enter in.

    God's patience did endure and mercy did abound,
    yet never did repentance show its face.
    The final line was drawn, the depth of sin too deep,
    and God no longer handed out His grace.

    The punishment announced, the years of sin were tolled,
    and no one could reverse the judgment call.
    The wickedness of the king that drew the people down
    had finally come and reached them, one and all.

    Josiah came to rule, a lad of eight years old,
    who recognized that God should be obeyed.
    He broke the altars down, and set the groves aflame,
    and brought to justice leaders that had strayed.

    He cleaned the house of God, and found the Books of Law;
    commandments that were meant to guide man's way.
    So day by day he worked until the way was cleared,
    and folks would seek God's face; they'd come to pray.

    But God could not reverse the judgement He'd proclaimed,
    the punishment for sin was bound to come.
    Josiah's life was good, and God declared it so,
    but those who sinned must pay the final sum.

    God did defer the time until Josiah's death
    because he served the Lord with heart and soul.
    But when his life was o'er, God's wrath was set at large,
    to punish, to destroy and bring control.

    Will mankind ever learn that God is quite sincere?
    That what He's written will all come about?
    It seems that sin abounds, that folks are nonchalant,
    but God still has control, there is no doubt.

    If we cannot discern the deepest will of God,
    that man was made to glorify His name,
    We need to read The Word, to listen to His voice,
    and like Josiah, all God's laws proclaim.
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