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Lot In Sodom (A John Newton Poem)

27 Dec

How hurtful was the choice of Lot,
Who took up his abode
Because it was a fruitful spot
With them who feared not God!

A pris’ner he was quickly made,
Bereaved of all his store;
And, but for Abraham’s timely aid,
He had returned no more.

Yet still he seemed resolved to stay
As if it were his rest;
Although their sins from day to day
His righteous soul distressed.

Awhile he stayed with anxious mind,
Exposed to scorn and strife;
At last he left his all behind,
And fled to save his life.

In vain his sons-in-law he warned,
They thought he told his dreams;
His daughters too, of them had learned,
And perished in the flames.

His wife escaped a little way,
But died for looking back:
Does not her case to pilgrims say,
Beware of growing slack?

Yea; Lot himself could ling’ring stand,
Though vengeance was in view;
‘Twas mercy plucked him by the hand,
Or he had perished too.

The doom of Sodom wilt be ours
If to the earth we cleave;
Lord quicken all our drowsy pow’rs,
To flee to thee and live.

John Newton

 
 
5 Comments

Posted by on December 27, 2014 in christian poem, Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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5 responses to “Lot In Sodom (A John Newton Poem)

  1. Stacy Tolbert

    December 27, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Awesome poem Levi, thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  2. cucumberlodge

    December 27, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Another tremendous example of Newton’s gift. Thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

     
    • Levi Thetford

      December 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      My pleasure. On the 31st i will have published all of Faith’s Checkbook and ill be finished with them.

      Like

       
  3. realchange4u

    December 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I will run the race with dedication and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. I will stay the course. I will find my mark. All through the grace of God. For he has increased my faith. A wonderful reminder Levi. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Peace to you my brother

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  4. SLIMJIM

    December 29, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Thank you for sharing this poem!

    Liked by 1 person

     

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