Poetry, VOLUME 8

John Henry Newman – 5 Poems

John Henry Newman poems

Tomorrow (Feb. 21) is the birthday of Cardinal John Henry Newman…

Here are a few of our favorite John Henry Newman poems :

 

The Sign of the Cross

John Henry Newman

WHENE’ER across this sinful flesh of mine
I draw the Holy Sign,
All good thoughts stir within me, and renew
Their slumbering strength divine;
Till there springs up a courage high and true
To suffer and to do.

And who shall say, but hateful spirits around,
For their brief hour unbound,
Shudder to see, and wail their overthrow?
While on far heathen ground
Some lonely Saint hails the fresh odor, though
Its source he cannot know.
 
 

Most of these poems
can be found in the FREE ebook:
The Dream of Gerontius and Other Poems

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