When you did come, O God triumphant to Jerusalem, what of longing or of grief mingled with the shouts that long ago were owed to their great king? – And how serene and strong the Fire and Zeal of Bethlehem consistent as the turning earth walked and whipped and worked pointing them to heaven and […]Read more "Triumphant"
All the teeming earth rejoices! Man and beast belong to God; founded on a sea of water, still preserved upon the flood. – Refrain: Lift up you heads, oh Zion’s gates! Be lifted up you ancient doors and let the King of Glory in. Behold the God of Zion come! – Who can climb up […]Read more "The King of Glory (Psalm 24)"
He wars with words, and with His words he silences the scholars. He speaks the word, and single words now open wide the scriptures – A carpenter From Nazareth Disproving all the masters – He tells the truth, and all His truth like tested steel is ringing. Sharp as ancient, fresh as dawn Truly, truly […]Read more "Blessed is He who Comes"
Shadows stretch across the stone to grasp the crisscrossed spears and rounded shield. A nearby fire, fighting back the dark, and glistening on the spear tips’ hardened steel casts its glow upon a wizened man. He sits beside his grandson, gazing at the flame. The boy is playing with a map. “The Empire of Assyria,” […]Read more "Orange Flames and Firewood"