A TREASURY OF POEMS FOR WORSHIP AND DEVOTION by Charles L.-Ed. Wallis

A TREASURY OF POEMS FOR WORSHIP AND DEVOTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Such a collection of prayer poems as this is bound to find a wide usefulness. It depicts, says Mr. Wallis, man's ""keen, enormous, haunting, never-sated thirst for God"". Much of the material here will be new to many readers, for sixty per cent of it is to be found in no other anthologies; it is all on a high level of content and expression, the vague and the saccharine having been studiously avoided. The poems are grouped under twelve general headings, such as ""To God the Father"", ""Thou Crystal Christ"", ""God's Far Ranging Kingdom"", ""Disciplines of the Spiritual Life"", ""Through Deep Waters"", and ""With Thankful Hearts."" There are four indexes, of Titles, First Lines, Poets and Subjects, thus ensuring maximum usefulness. It is admirable both for reference and general reading.

Pub Date: Nov. 11th, 1959
Publisher: Harper