This is a wonderful compilation written by a number of Puritan authors including John Newton, Isaac Watts, Augustus Toplady, and others. The men of that generation were so focused and wise! They seem to have a tremendous understanding of the scriptures and the person of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The poems have a depth that the modern church has lost. The reader may recognize some of the themes of the poems, which appear in beloved Christian hymns.
The poetry is categorized, with some of the classifications being: sanctification, prayer, grace, God’s sovereignty, pride, heaven, the law, and so on. I recommend you read this very slowly and meditate on the words of the poems. I have been reading this book nightly for several months; the meditations are so thoughtful and so thought-provoking that I am savoring them and chewing on them a little, and am only about 3/4 of the way done. I highly recommend this book for any serious disciple who wants to know the Lord better. This is a tremendous resource, and will deepen your appreciation for Jesus.