God Speaks Through The Mouths Of Poets

Every poem has an element of God in it's words. Just as God spoke
through the writings of Peter or Matthew, elements of His word are in the
beautiful themes in poetry. In this essay, I will compare the poems of
William Blake and William Wordsworth with the written Word of God, in five
poems: The Lamb, The Chimney Sweeper, The Tyger, My Heart Leaps Up, and
London 1802. My aim is to show that the writings of great poets are truly
the words of God. Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made
thee? These begin the words of William Blake's The Lamb. Just as God asks
us, Blake questions our understanding of our creator. If we are seen as
the lambs of God, meek and tender, can we really ...

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God. Why would Blake call us
a Lamb then? Aren't we stronger than any other animal upon this earth? I
think that God would tell us "No," for it is He who gives us life strength,
as Blake says in the next few linesą Gave thee life & bid thee feed, By
the stream & o're the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest
clothing wooly bright, What strength could man have without the gifts of
God: life, food, clothing. We would have none! And Jesus said to them, "I
am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who
believes in Me shall never thirst." John 6:33 William Blake saw that the
individual man was so removed from Nature and his Creator. As science
progressed, and society seemed so wrapped up in it's money making, it's
industry and it's politics, haven't we lost touch with what is truly
important? While we see ourselves as giants, Blake reminds us that we are
just lambs. A lamb is just a baby, and needs the love of it's mother to
survive. Who are we to ...

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his commandments. Then naked & white, all their bags left behind,
They rise upon clouds, and sport in the wind. And the Angel told Tom, if
he'd be a good boy, He'd have God for his father & never want joy. If you
keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My
Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to
you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. John
15:10-11 The two above quotes give us the same message! No matter how
painful your life may be, God will give us joy if we follow his
commandments. It is as if God has spoken his word through the writings of
John and of Blake, that God has given both men the ...

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