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.
Friday, 13 December 2019
Their illumination constrained To the sparks they had kindled Men lay in sorrow: when Christ came they preferred The flickering of their caves Yet we can know in its brightness The pure illumination Of the true Light.
A faithful Creator provided Food for the journey: They ate, and lived, and died. But now the Father gives, As a spiritual reality For lasting life, lasting substance And lasting satisfaction The true Bread.
Once on a fruitful hill, Dug and relieved of stones, Was planted that unsatisfactory vine, Israel, bearer of wild grapes; Now He stands, to God's satisfaction, Without earthly moisture, Clusters ripening into grapes, Christ, the true Vine.
Blind, and unaware Of poverty and nakedness, How could Laodicea give Testimony? The source of eye-salve, Of gold and garments speaks: What words the Amen asserts! What can He not introduce, The faithful and true Witness?
What dignity He has The reality of every type, The One who supersedes every Shadow. Who has the right To the key of David - who Maintains everything for God, But the One who can call Himself The holy, the true?