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Ruth’s Resolution (Ch 1:16-17)

Do not press me, O my friend,Do not try to change my mind,Where you walk I’ll follow steadfast in my stride;To the left or to the right,I will keep you in my sight,Where you lodge every day I will reside. Your people will be my people!Your God will be my God! When you breathe your […]

The Whitened Harvest (Luke 10)

Behold the whitened fieldsBut where are the labourers?Pray to the risen LordFor willing hands and harvestersAs lambs among fierce wolvesBe wise and go your way! Within the city streetsShow forth gospel powerBind up each broken heartRedeem each fleeting hourIf heaven they disdainShake dust upon their floor! Every house you shelter inBestow your gift of peaceThey […]

Fear the Lord in Sincerity & Truth

(Josh 24:14-15;21-24; Jn 10:16; Eph 1:3; 2Cor 5:20; Matt 13:33; Hab 2:14) Fear the Lord; in sincerity and truth go serve HimCast those gods aside your fathers used to spurn HimAnd if it evil seems to bow down and esteemThe One who purchased for the world redemptionFor all my house this day there is no […]

Would You Follow After Jesus?

(Luke 9:57-62) Would you follow after Jesus?Would you walk His narrow way?Can you bear with indignationWhen they scorn the things you say?Is your conversation salty?Is there oil inside your lamp?Do you His reproach bear gladlyBy yourself outside the camp? Birds of heaven shelter safelyIn the confines of their nest,Where secure they feed their hatchlingsWhile their […]

Song of Moses & Miriam (Exodus 15 & 16)

Sing to the Lord, sing stronger and louderFor He has triumphed gloriously!Chariot and soldier; horse and its riderHe with fierce anger cast in the sea! God is my strength and my song, He’s become my salvationHe is my God, I will praise and exalt Him always;He’s a man of war wielding His sword subduing all […]

That Fig Tree (Matt 21:18-22)

Heading to a city,Jesus once was hungry,So He turned aside;Finding on a fig treeNothing for His journeyJesus, in His stride,Cursed it for its lack of fruit,“Evermore in branch and rootThis fig tree will be barren!” Whereupon that fig treeCame that instant to beWithered through and through;Noting its destructionJesus this conclusionFor His brethren drew:Though your faith […]

An Audience With Jesus (Matt 18:1-7)

The disciples came to Jesus one day,“One big question stands in our way.Of all sunbeams in the kingdom of GodWho’s the brightest ray?Who is foremost in the kingdom of GodWho should sit as chief in our squad?Who of all that seek to lead for our causeMight we give the nod?” Jesus:“He’s the greatest in the […]

Micah’s Meditation (Micah 4:4,5)

for John-Michael Many people walk life’s journey throughInvoking pagan lordsEvery thought we think, each deed we doSilently accordsWith the will divine whose hand we holdWhose Name we stand before;Let us not be faint, we will be secureIn His keeping evermore! In time to come we’ll fold our arms‘Neath trees at close of daySeated peaceably with […]

Proverbs 4 – Get Wisdom!

Do you really know what you think you know?Or are you just following sheep?Have you forsaken God’s holy law?Have you drifted into sleep?Has your heart retained your Father’s word?Are you keeping His commands?Has heaven’s wisdom graced your mind?Do you truly understand? If you wisdom get she will keep you safeEvery night and every day;If you […]

The Parable of the Sower (Matt 13)

Sometimes what we read we hearNot comprehending what God’s sayingSometimes, when the truth is clear,You don’t want to hear it rightFor darkness disdains the light Sometimes in the field good seedFalls under footprints on the waysideThere the hungry ravens feedUnder the mid-day sunSoon all the seed is gone Have you imbibed God’s holy Word?Is its […]