Sunday 27 September 2020

The Lord of glory ...

 The Lord of glory

Touched by the ills that He took;

A Man of sorrows.

Chatsworth Horse Statues

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Left alone of men

Left alone of men
He would not abandon those
Whom men left alone.

More in Chatsworth House gardens

Saturday 19 September 2020

Who remembers Him?

 Who remembers Him

The City-deliverer?

Poor, He is despised.

Chatsworth Rock Garden - All artificial

Wednesday 16 September 2020

There is no beauty

 Statues in Chatsworth gardens

Sin-and-self-patched eyes
Could not behold His beauty:
The Eye-opener.

Sunday 13 September 2020

He shall grow up ...

The sapling heightens
Towards heaven, source of moisture
And light of the sun.

 Views of Chatsworth

Friday 11 September 2020

The Arm of Jehovah

 Around Saddleworth, Greater Manchester

His stretched arm redeemed;
They just viewed the water-walls
And sunk Egyptians.

Monday 7 September 2020

Who hath believed ... ?

 Near Dolphinholme, Lancashire, England

The trumpet's clear note;
Yet ploughmen plough, tradesmen trade
And courtiers court.

Saturday 5 September 2020

God gives this Man a portion with the great

God gives this Man a portion with the great

And lets Him share the booty with the strong;

But who is great and strong? We celebrate

The favour that includes us in that throng.

For He has poured His soul out unto death

And seemed to men like one who had transgressed

Since on the cross He yielded up His breath

That we, the real transgressors, should be blessed.


He bore the sin of many on the tree

Yet pleaded for the men who caused His pain,

And waits in grace for sinners who repent;

And still in grace He intercedes for me,

And still in grace He challenges again:

Have you believed the message that God sent? 

(This concludes a twelve sonnet corona of sonnets about Isaiah 53; but I continue to consider that chapter.  I had it in mind before coronavirus was heard of but it seems appropriate.)

Views at Bridge of Allan

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Filled with the fruit of travail of His soul

The Allan Water, Stirlingshire Scotland

Filled with the fruit of travail of His soul

The heart of Jesus Christ is satisfied.

The saints, the product of His work, extol

The excellencies of the Man who died.

And He will be their Teacher and their Guide,

Unveiling for them wonders of God’s mind;

They learn that He will have them by His side

Blessed, quickened, washed, instructed and refined.


He is the bearer of iniquities,

And they acclaim what He has done for them

While righteous service makes them celebrate;

Seeing how He heals their disparities

Through suffering and not man’s stratagem

God gives this Man a portion with the great.