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.
How does it work, The Computer, where pulses form New virtualities on A myriad screens? How Does it interpret the messages, Without interferences, to achieve A myriad ends? The science nearlyIs as far beyond me as the achieving Of the multifarious ends Of the operations of God.
"Jah exists"; And a root of that source Shall stand as a banner. Nations shall seek it.
One "who is skilled in playing"; The sweet Psalmist of Israel, Leader of God's praise.
"He is a valiant man, And a man of war" equipped To invade the enemy's valley.
"And skilled in speech"; so thy Wonder at the words of grace Coming from His mouth.
"And of good presence"; the stately step Of a king, shining through The form of a bondman.
And divinely-opened eyes Will discern "Jehovah is with him"
Title: see 1 Samuel 16: 1 "Jah exists" is the meaning of "Jesse". Verse 1: see Isaiah 11: 10. Verse 2: see 2 Samuel 23: 1 Verse 3: see1 Samuel 17 Verse 4: see Luke 4: 22 Verse 5: see Proverbs 31: 29-31, and Philippians 2: 7
The greater adventurer, you were a good soldier Of Jesus Christ, striving in the good conflict, Unentangled with the affairs of life To be pleasing to the One who enlisted you; Clad in the complete armour of God, Belt, breast‑plate, helmet and sword, Armour for advance only; standing, Having done all things, able to say That you had combated the good combat ‑ Example and guide for all who attempt the Way.
Strong drink brims in the vessel. It tilts, Pluming a rich fruitful ribbon to the sand. The aroma mulls through the mind. A purple clot Decorates the desert. Then fades. This was the libation.
Among your frequent journeys Why did your send your companions By ship while going yourself on foot? Was it to feel the land's Tilth, the desert sand And the rock's grain, conducive To the spirit's soaring, the soul's Grasping; and the silence needed To go aside and rest a while Close only to your Lord and Master?
"Does not His love refresh my spirit now? - Does not His love restore my soul." I long For that domain where, grace says, I belong Though in this desert. He will tell me how He walked loves pathway till He had to bow And give His spirit up. He gives a song To cheer my footsteps though I trudge along, Assuring me how well He will endow With grace - Does not His love restore my soul? Does not His love refresh my spirit now? Does not His grace bring heaven into view, While mercy makes my wounded spirit whole. Yet, from this wilderness, grace will allow Me to refresh His soul and spirit too.
A horse girt in the loins goes by the will Of him who caused it to be harnessed. He
Live on the principle of hearing till, Moved by the Father's purpose and decree, He suffered on the cross. But He had served The weakest and most needy of mankind, While in His life below He never swerved From doing what was in the Father's mind. And still He serves: He serves as Advocate Before the Father, as Priest for all our days Of need, and for the Father's heart: how great That it is He who leads the Father's praise! And while we wait for Him the Spirit joins His help to faithful saints “girt in the loins”.
He was what he ate: not The adulterated food of Chaldea Fit for a - heathen - king But the simple, pure, pulse. The lion “king of beasts”: Yet they were to form His court; there he stood, ennobled, Lionised in their company.
If the word of God left him Astonied, the word of God Was the tower of strength To speak truth to tyranny. Amid the stench of a court Here was a person so just That no tinge of it clung to A man, right with his God.
Thus he continued. Kings Tried or fumbled the reins; He, upright before his God, Was “One greatly beloved”.
"Let not your heart be troubled", Jesus told The eleven as He girt them for their grief: Knowing their faith in God He could unfold That He would be their Object of belief. He told them, "In the Father's house there are Many abodes"; He would prepare a place Distinctly ours, above the highest star, Where we shall be before the Father's face.
"I go", He told them, and the going meant The cross, the tomb, the garden, and the throne; He came alone; but through the way He went The Christ our Lord did not remain alone.
For, taken from the scene where we have grieved, It is unto Himself we are received.