John Bunyan

Here you will find the Poem Love Inducin Christian Conduct of poet John Bunyan

Love Inducin Christian Conduct

When understand my meaning by my words, 
How sense of mercy unto faith affords 

Both grace to sanctify, and holy make 
That soul that of forgiveness doth partake. 

Thus having briefly showed you what is 
The way of life, or sanctity, of bliss, 

I would not in conclusion have you think, 
By what I say, that Christian men should drink 

In these my words with lightness, or that they 
Are now exempted from what every day 

Their duty is. No, God doth still expect, 
Yea, doth command, that they do not neglect 

To pray, to read, to hear, and not dissent 
From being sober, grave, and diligent 

In watching, self-denial, and with fear 
To serve him all the time thou livest here. 

Indeed I have endeavoured to lay 
Before your eyes the right and only way 

Pardon to get, and also holiness, 
Without which never think that God will bless 

Thee with the kingdom he will give to those 
That Christ embrace, and holy lives do choose 

To live, while here all others go astray, 
And shall in time to come be cast away.