Dagon Before the Ark !!!!!! (A John Newton Poem)

05 Jul



When first to make my heart his own,
The Lord revealed his mighty grace;
Self reigned, like Dagon, on the throne,
But could not long maintain its place.

It fell, and owned the pow’r divine,
Grace can with ease the vict’ry gain
But soon this wretched heart of mine,
Contrived to set it up again.

Again the Lord his name proclaimed,
And brought the hateful idol low;
Then self, like Dagon, broken, maimed,
Seemed to receive a mortal blow.

Yet self is not of life bereft,
Nor ceases to oppose his will;
Though but a maimed stump be left,
‘Tis Dagon, ’tis an idol still.

Lord! must I always guilty prove,
And idols in my heart have room?
Oh! let the, fire of heavenly love,
The very slump of self consume.

John Newton


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13 responses to “Dagon Before the Ark !!!!!! (A John Newton Poem)

  1. Skye

    July 5, 2014 at 4:39 am

    I love when you share his work. Thank you!! Have an amazing Saturday, Dear Levi!!! 🙂


    • Levi Thetford

      July 5, 2014 at 8:02 am

      Thank you Skye. I found a bunch of his poems so they are my Sat. Post for awhile. Be safe and have a great weekend!!😀


  2. Rob Barkman

    July 5, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I have enjoyed a small amount of Newton’s material in times past. I think I need to read more by him! Lord bless.


  3. atimetoshare

    July 5, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Wow this is powerful!


  4. Dani

    July 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Just wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Levi.


  5. sporterhall

    July 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I love this Levi! Thanks for sharing! 🙂



    July 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Great poem


  7. Elizabeth Melton Parsons

    July 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I found this comforting.


  8. vw1212

    July 5, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    THis is such a powerful reading. the idols must fall before God. vw



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