100 GREAT RELIGIOUS POEMS by Randolph- Ed Ray

100 GREAT RELIGIOUS POEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The rector of the famous ""Little Church Around the Corner"" was an excellent choice as editor of this collection of religious poems, the kinds of poems for which he-in his broad contacts with people seeking help and inspiration- must often have had need. There is a dependable sense of the traditional and familiar and yet some of the inclusions might have been hard to locate, at short notice. There are favorite passages from the Old and New Testaments, hymns, originally written as poems and later set to music, poems by the classicists, Donne, Bunyan, etc.; poems from many of the popular English poets of the 19th century; from a few American poets; Negro spirituals; and a handful of moderns,- Kilmer, Symonds, Imogen Guiney, Edwin Arlington Robinson. A useful small book for devotional use. Its value might, perhaps, have been enhanced by grouping the poems under specific headings. If what you need is something along this line for a more sophisticated reader, I'd suggest a little book we had no opportunity to cover, Where and How to Find God by Mary Denny Williston, recently published by Richard R. Smith at $2.50.

Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 1951
Publisher: World