John Bunyan
From Mount Gerizzim by John Bunyan

From Mount Gerizzim by John Bunyan

esides what I said of the Four Last Things,And of the weal and woe that from them springs;An after-word still runneth in my mind,Which I shall here expose unto that windThat may ...

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A Boy And Watchmaker by John Bunyan

A Boy And Watchmaker by John Bunyan

This watch my father did on me bestow,A golden one it is, but 'twill not go,Unless it be at an uncertainty:But as good none as one to tell a lie.When 'tis high day my hand will ...

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Upon A Snail by John Bunyan

Upon A Snail by John Bunyan

She goes but softly, but she goeth sure,She stumbles not, as stronger creatures do.Her journey's shorter, so she may endureBetter than they which do much farther go.She makes no ...

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The Sinner And The Spider by John Bunyan

The Sinner And The Spider by John Bunyan

Sinner.What black, what ugly crawling thing art thou?Spider.I am a spider——————-Sinner.A spider, ay, also a filthy creature.Spider.Not filthy as thyself in name or feature.My name ...

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Of Godly Fear by John Bunyan

Of Godly Fear by John Bunyan

Us godly fear delightful unto thee,That fear that God himself delights to seeBear sway in them that love him? then he willThy godly mind in this request fulfil.By giving thee a ...

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He That Is Down Needs Fear No Fall, by John Bunyan

He That Is Down Needs Fear No Fall, by John Bunyan

He that is down needs fear no fall,He that is low no pride;He that is humble ever shallHave God to be his guide.I am content with what I have,Little be it or much;And, Lord, ...

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Meditations Upon A Candle by John Bunyan

Meditations Upon A Candle by John Bunyan

Man's like a candle in a candlestick,Made up of tallow and a little wick;And as the candle when it is not lighted,So is he who is in his sins benighted.Nor can a man his soul with ...

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The Shepherd Boy Sings In The Valley Of Humiliation by John Bunyan

The Shepherd Boy Sings In The Valley Of Humiliation by John Bunyan

HE that is down needs fear no fall, He that is low, no pride; He that is humble ever shall Have God to be his guide. I am content with what I have, Little be it or much: ...

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Of Hell And The Estate Of Those Who Perish by John Bunyan

Of Hell And The Estate Of Those Who Perish by John Bunyan

hus, having show'd you what I seeOf heaven, I now will tellYou also, after search, what beThe damned wights of hell.And O, that they who read my linesWould ponder soberly,And lay ...

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Of Holiness Of Life by John Bunyan

Of Holiness Of Life by John Bunyan

Now, then, if holiness thou wouldst obtain,And wouldst a tender Christian man remain,Keep faith in action, let that righteousnessThat Christ fulfilled always have expressAnd clear ...

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Of Man By Nature by John Bunyan

Of Man By Nature by John Bunyan

From God he's a backslider,Of ways he loves the wider;With wickedness a sider,More venom than a spider.In sin he's a considerer,A make-bate and divider;Blind reason is his ...

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Upon Time And Eternity by John Bunyan

Upon Time And Eternity by John Bunyan

Eternity is like unto a Ring. Time, like to Measure, doth it self extend; Measure commences, is a finite thing. The Ring has no beginning, middle, end.

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Of Heaven by John Bunyan

Of Heaven by John Bunyan

Heaven is a place, also a state,It doth all things excel,No man can fully it relate,Nor of its glory tell.God made it for his residence,To sit on as a throne,Which shows to us the ...

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Who Would True Valour See by John Bunyan

Who Would True Valour See by John Bunyan

Who would true Valour see Let him come hither; One here will Constant be, Come Wind, come Weather. There's no Discouragement, Shall make him once Relent, His first avow'd Intent, ...

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Of Judgement by John Bunyan

Of Judgement by John Bunyan

As 'tis appointed men should die,So judgment is the nextThat meets them most assuredly;For so saith holy text.Wherefore of judgment I shall nowInform you what I may,That you may ...

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Meditations Upon An Egg by John Bunyan

Meditations Upon An Egg by John Bunyan

1.The egg's no chick by falling from the hen;Nor man a Christian, till he's born again.The egg's at first contained in the shell;Men, afore grace, in sins and darkness dwell.The ...

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Of Imputed Righteousness by John Bunyan

Of Imputed Righteousness by John Bunyan

Now, if thou wouldst inherit righteousness,And so sanctification possessIn body, soul, and spirit, then thou mustTo Jesus fly, as one ungodly first;And so by him crave pardon for ...

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The Spirit Of Prayer by John Bunyan

The Spirit Of Prayer by John Bunyan

Wouldst thou have that good, that blessed mind,That is so much to heavenly things inclin'dThat it aloft will soar, and always beContemplating on blest eternity.That mind that ...

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Upon Apparel by John Bunyan

Upon Apparel by John Bunyan

God gave us Cloaths to hide our Nakedness, And we by them, do it expose to View. Our Pride, and unclean Minds, to an excess, By our Apparel we to others shew.

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Introduction To A Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Introduction To A Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den (the gaol), and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and as I slept, I dreamed a ...

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Upon The Fish In The Water by John Bunyan

Upon The Fish In The Water by John Bunyan

The water is the fish's element;Take her from thence, none can her death prevent;And some have said, who have transgressors been,As good not be, as to be kept from sin.2. The ...

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Love Inducin Christian Conduct by John Bunyan

Love Inducin Christian Conduct by John Bunyan

When understand my meaning by my words, How sense of mercy unto faith affords Both grace to sanctify, and holy make That soul that of forgiveness doth partake. Thus having briefly ...

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Of Child With Bird At The Bush by John Bunyan

Of Child With Bird At The Bush by John Bunyan

My little bird, how canst thou sitAnd sing amidst so many thorns?Let me a hold upon thee get,My love with honour thee adorns.Thou art at present little worth,Five farthings none ...

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How Graces Are To Be Obtained by John Bunyan

How Graces Are To Be Obtained by John Bunyan

The next word that I would unto thee say,Is how thou mayst attain without delay,Those blessed graces, and that holinessThou dost with so much godly zeal expressThy love to, and ...

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Author’s Apology For His Book by John Bunyan

Author’s Apology For His Book by John Bunyan

WHEN at the first I took my pen in handThus for to write, I did not understandThat I at all should make a little bookIn such a mode: nay, I had undertookTo make another; which, ...

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An Introduction To The Ensuing Discourse. by John Bunyan

An Introduction To The Ensuing Discourse. by John Bunyan

These lines I at this time presentTo all that will them heed,Wherein I show to what intentGod saith, Convert with speed.For these four things come on apace,Which we should know ...

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Upon Thebegger by John Bunyan

Upon Thebegger by John Bunyan

He wants, he asks, he pleads his poverty, They within doors do him an alms deny. He doth repeat and aggravate his grief, But they repulse him, give him no relief. He begs, they ...

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Of The Love Of Christ by John Bunyan

Of The Love Of Christ by John Bunyan

The love of Christ, poor I! may touch upon;But 'tis unsearchable. O! there is noneIts large dimensions can comprehendShould they dilate thereon world without end.When we had ...

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Of Moses And His Wife by John Bunyan

Of Moses And His Wife by John Bunyan

This Moses was a fair and comely man, His wife a swarthy Ethiopian; Nor did his milk-white bosom change her sin. She came out thence as black as she went in. Now Moses was a type ...

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Of The Boy And Butterfly by John Bunyan

Of The Boy And Butterfly by John Bunyan

Behold, how eager this our little boyIs for a butterfly, as if all joy,All profits, honours, yea, and lasting pleasures,Were wrapped up in her, or the richest treasures Found in ...

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Upon The Bee by John Bunyan

Upon The Bee by John Bunyan

The bee goes out, and honey home doth bring,And some who seek that honey find a sting.Now would'st thou have the honey, and be freeFrom stinging, in the first place kill the ...

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The Pilgrim by John Bunyan

The Pilgrim by John Bunyan

Who would true Valour see Let him come hither; One here will Constant be, Come Wind, come Weather. There's no Discouragement, Shall make him once Relent, His first avow'd Intent, ...

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Of The Mole In The Ground by John Bunyan

Of The Mole In The Ground by John Bunyan

The mole's a creature very smooth and slick,She digs i' th' dirt, but 'twill not on her stick;So's he who counts this world his greatest gains,Yet nothing gets but's labour for ...

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On The Rising Of The Sun by John Bunyan

On The Rising Of The Sun by John Bunyan

Look, look, brave Sol doth peep up from beneath, Shows us his golden face, doth on us breathe; He also doth compass us round with glories, Whilst he ascends up to his highest ...

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Upon The Frog by John Bunyan

Upon The Frog by John Bunyan

The frog by nature is both damp and cold,Her mouth is large, her belly much will hold;She sits somewhat ascending, loves to beCroaking in gardens, though ...

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O Wondrous Dreamer, With Thy Power Divine, by John Bunyan

O Wondrous Dreamer, With Thy Power Divine, by John Bunyan

O Wondrous dreamer, with thy power divine,How all our pilgrim-life thy dream hath told Our load of sin, our hopes, our doubts so cold, The fearful battle with the foe malign; And ...

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Upon A Penny Loaf by John Bunyan

Upon A Penny Loaf by John Bunyan

Thy price one penny is in time of plenty,In famine doubled, 'tis from one to twenty.Yea, no man knows what price on thee to setWhen there is but one penny loaf to ...

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Meditation Upon The Day Before The Sun Rising by John Bunyan

Meditation Upon The Day Before The Sun Rising by John Bunyan

But all this while, where's he whose golden raysDrives night away and beautifies our days?Where's he whose goodly face doth warm and heal,And show us what the darksome nights ...

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Of Death by John Bunyan

Of Death by John Bunyan

Death, as a king rampant and stoutThe world he dare engage;He conquers all, yea, and doth routThe great, strong, wise, and sage.No king so great, nor prince so strong,But death ...

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Of The Going Down Of The Sun by John Bunyan

Of The Going Down Of The Sun by John Bunyan

What, hast thou run thy race, art going down?Thou seemest angry, why dost on us frown?Yea, wrap thy head with clouds and hide thy face,As threatening to withdraw from us thy ...

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Upon A Sheet Of White Paper by John Bunyan

Upon A Sheet Of White Paper by John Bunyan

This subject is unto the foulest pen,Or fairest handled by the sons of men.'Twill also show what is upon it writ,Be it wisely, or nonsense for want of wit,Each blot and blur it ...

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The Operation Of Faith by John Bunyan

The Operation Of Faith by John Bunyan

The word of faith unto me pardon brings,Shows me the ground and reason whence it springs:To wit, free grace, which moved God to giveHis Son to die and bleed, that I might liveThis ...

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Upon The Thief by John Bunyan

Upon The Thief by John Bunyan

The thief, when he doth steal, thinks he doth gain;Yet then the greatest loss he doth sustain.Come, thief, tell me thy gains, but do not falter.When summ'd, what comes it to more ...

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Upon A Looking Glass by John Bunyan

Upon A Looking Glass by John Bunyan

In this see thou thy beauty, hast thou any,Or thy defects, should they be few or many.Thou may'st, too, here thy spots and freckles see,Hast thou but eyes, and what their numbers ...

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To The Reader by John Bunyan

To The Reader by John Bunyan

The title page will show, if there thou look,Who are the proper subjects of this book.They're boys and girls of all sorts and degrees,From those of age to children on the ...

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Upon The Lord’s Prayer by John Bunyan

Upon The Lord’s Prayer by John Bunyan

Our Father which in heaven art,Thy name be always hallowed;Thy kingdom come, thy will be done;Thy heavenly path be followedBy us on earth as 'tis with thee,We humbly pray;And let ...

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On The Cackling Of A Hen by John Bunyan

On The Cackling Of A Hen by John Bunyan

The hen, so soon as she an egg doth lay,(Spreads the fame of her doing what she may.)About the yard she cackling now doth go,To tell what 'twas she at her nest did do.Just thus it ...

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The Necessity Of A New Heart by John Bunyan

The Necessity Of A New Heart by John Bunyan

Now wouldst thou have a heart that tender is,A heart that forward is to close with bliss;A heart that will impressions freely takeOf the new covenant, and that will makeThe best ...

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On Promising Fruitfulness Of A Tree by John Bunyan

On Promising Fruitfulness Of A Tree by John Bunyan

A comely sight indeed it is to seeA world of blossoms on an apple-tree:Yet far more comely would this tree appear,If all its dainty blooms young apples were.But how much more ...

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From Mount Ebal by John Bunyan

From Mount Ebal by John Bunyan

Thus having heard from Gerizzim, I shallNext come to Ebal, and you thither call,Not there to curse you, but to let you hearHow God doth curse that soul that shall appearAn ...

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