These are some of the attempts at verse that I have made over the years. I trust that they are to the glory of the Lord Jesus - and that putting them here is to His glory too.
I have now posted most that I have written at least once but continue in case a new audience finds new blessing. Occasionally I throw in some other verse.
Comment are welcome.
Heaven had observed Thirty secret years; perfection In a Man. Heaven saw The Accomplisher of righteousness Baptised. Confident in Him, And what He would achieve, the heavens Were opened to Him.
That Man now stood, glorified: Accomplished righteousness, heaven's Celebration. But on the earth Stephen Suffered - suffered but beheld The heavens opened. Steeled By his view of the Son of Man His dying breath initiated The address, "Lord Jesus".
And it came to Peter's vision From the opened heavens, a vessel In heaven's grip: including, Cleansed and made righteous The persons who would enliven Heaven's view, the vessel Of a heavenly character.
When the vessel has been caught up, Responsive to the Lord's voice, The heavens will be opened. The Accomplisher Of righteousness will go out To execute righteous judgement - His saints following Him clad In white, fine, pure linen.
And hungry found an answer to their dearth, Under the influence of the Son of God Rejected and a pilgrim on the earth. The savage man sat calmly at His feet; The stricken woman's healing was complete; The girl was raised - and given food to eat - Under the influence of the Son of God.
Under the influence of the Son of God
The eunuch went upon his happy way, The Pharisee was brought from night to day, And Gentiles yielded to the Spirit's sway.
God will secure Himself a universe
Under the influence of the Son of God Where His enjoyed affections will immerse His world, expelling all that is diverse.
A pebble dropped into a pool disturbs the water in a circle widening without definite boundary. Motion displaces air, nor can we assign any limit to the extent of such displacement.
Earth revolving within space carries along with itself its own vast atmosphere.
And more or less like each of these, personal influence is certain and is incalculable; is a mighty engine inseparable from a proportionate burden of responsibility.
None are too great, none too small, for this burden.
St. Paul laid himself out, moulded himself, spent himself to bear it worthily; as his own words attest.
"Though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; to them that are without law, as without law (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ), that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."
(CGR and DCB)
If I call this a poem of mine - it's a plagiarism: see here!It is a poem? Was it before I started? Does it give a hint of what a modern Christina Rossetti would have been like?