TRUE CHRISTIANS, TRUE PATRIOTS, AND TRUE PIONEERS.
Date:Aug 2 1862
This devotional poem written by Abe Jones in Liverpool in 1862 is heavy in its use of metaphors and incorporates a strong patriotic element into its appeal for Christians to show their moral mettle. In this slightly mythological world-view Christians are endowed with seeming superpowers to combat the evils of the world, and one stanza may refer to the effects of the Cotton Famine when it urges the faithful to visit the cottages of the ‘lowly’, whom the ‘tempest drear assails’. – SR