Study Guide

A Hymn to God the Father The Son/Sun

By John Donne

The Son/Sun

In the third and final stanza, Donne uses a pun to reference both the son of God and the actual, physical sun in the sky. As long as the son remains in his life in the constant way that the sun shines, the speaker knows he'll be forgiven. This is an important moment in the poem, as it eases the anxieties the speaker has been having.