Hymn [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867). This was one of three poems entitled “Hymn” that appeared in the book.] Hymn. Pardon! For yet again I dare To lift mine eyes in anxious prayer, And plead Thy love against my sin, And to Thy mercy venture in. Pardon! For Jesus died […]

There’s Something in Religion [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] There’s Something in Religion. There’s something in religion; Scoff at it as you will, Yet when your sneers are over, There’s something in it still: Else what can raise the widow’s eye? What still the orphan’s tear? Or bring, through sorrow’s darkest sky, A […]

One Word [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] One Word. A little word, a little word, And very lightly spoken! ’Twas gently uttered, gaily heard, Answered with smiles unbroken; Yet it struck like heavy lead, Scorched as hissing fire, Pierced me through the heart and head, Like a white-heated wire. A little […]

Alone and Bound [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] Alone and Bound. The Christian army stands alone, A little scattered band; In earth’s fair palaces unknown, Uncounted in the land. Alone, with sweet and stealing sin Dogging each step they tread; Uneven roads, no sight within; And darknesss overhead! The world’s bright lamps […]

To My Heart [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] To My Heart. Hark! Heaven is waiting! Your own pulse is still, Ceasing its beating To listen your will. Against the God-Father Will you declare? Or will you not, rather, Bow to Him there? Oh, what need of waiting! Christ’s heart is free; There […]