Aspiration [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] Aspiration. Closer yet! closer yet, Thou King of Grace, Up to Thy loving heart, Up to Thy face, Draw me with steady care — Sun-chains of love — Up earth’s uneven stair, To Thy heart above. Stronger yet! stronger yet Tie me to Thee; […]

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. Come, Spirit of the Living God! I hate the ways of sin; Take hold of my unworthy heart, And deign to dwell therein. Black it is in every part, Dark […]

Beneath the Surface [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] Beneath the Surface. I gazed on earth and on earthly scenes, On human passions and pride; “Oh, would that I knew what the Master means To end this struggle!” I sighed. A fluttering thrill and a gleaming shade, And a fragrance floating wide; A […]

Christ Is All [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] Christ Is All. If thou wert old and withered, And care weighed heavy now, Thine eyes were dim and aching, And wrinkles on thy brow; It might be thou couldst easily Thine every hope recall — “I would not wait one moment; No: now, […]

All In All [poem by Menie Parkes]

[Editor: This poem by Menie Parkes was published in Poems (1867).] All In All. Christ is All! Hast thou one need, One want he cannot meet? Didst at His cross unheeded lie, Or helpless at His feet? Thou canst not say it: thou dost know He came before thy call; Poor soul! and was it […]