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Poem by John Newton


True and False Zeal


Zeal is that pure and heavenly flame,
The fire of love supplies;
While that which often bears the name,
Is self in a disguise.
True zeal is merciful and mild,
Can pity and forbear;
The false is headstrong, fierce and wild,
And breathes revenge and war. 



John Newton


John Newton's other poems:
  1. The Disciples at Sea
  2. Zion, or the City of God
  3. The Hiding Place
  4. Hay-time
  5. Praise for the Incarnation


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