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Pilgrim’s Progress

By: Ardis E. Parshall - March 29, 2012

Pilgrim’s Progress

By William Mulder

From Babylon he came, steadfast his tread
Upon these shores to which his pilgrim feet
Were brought, where new-found liberty made sweet
His daily bread.

A child of providence, he knew the meek
Were earth’s inheritors; yet in his stride,
Humility seemed haughtier than pride:
He was not weak.

Iron the hand upon his staff, the rod
Which led him out upon the narrow way;
He had no fear what man might do or say:
He served but God.

For every word and act, the Book his guide,
The burden of his righteousness; his creed,
Though stern and militant, made faith his need:
He lived by it and died.

He wrought salvation here, but held his eye
Upon the glory of the world to come;
His pilgrim’s progress on the earth is done:
His hope gave doubt the lie.

Give thanks his soul was fire; give thanks he stood
In freedom’s wilderness and spent his zeal
In serving God; he built a commonweal
Of lasting good.

(1940)



1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for this.

    Comment by Mina — March 29, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

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