David Desiring God

David In spring, the time of year when kings Go forth to war, and David sings Of conquest, and the lonely wives At dawn plead for the distant lives Of brown-eyed lovers under oath To Joab, it is known to both That front-line flesh is severed first And valiant men must bear the worst.
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Rahab Desiring God

Rahab Her velvet sleeves lay motionless And limp against the scarlet dress. A half-said word hung still and thin Between her frozen lips, and in The distance she could hear the screams Of men whose adolescent dreams She metamorphosed into sin Converting fantasy to skin. No blinking no
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Justified Desiring God

Justified It was as though a thousand layers Of fraud and murder and affairs, Each wrapped around his shrinking heart, And hard as steel, had come apart. He hung there silent, numb and hoarse From screaming at the pain. The coarse And filthy language of his soul Dried scarlet on the s
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Called Desiring God

Called Five miles southeast of Nazareth A young man drew his final breath, And perished in his mother’s arms. She stared across the olive farms South to the Plain of Esdraelon; And back and forth she rocked her son, Her only son, and held his head Against the breast where she ha
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To You

To You I twist and I turn I find no relief in the dark I fall and I rise I look all around groping at what I find. I miss my footing and I slip I call your Name But even further I drift away. I feel these things pulling me down I try to look up I try to turn around I am lost in night,
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Jesus Desiring God

Jesus “Maria?” “Yes, my love, I’m here.” “It hurts, O God, it hurts! I fear The worst for me tonight.” “Rest now Dear Joseph, God will not allow Your faith more pain than it can bear.” “Maria, are the children there?” &
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Ezekiel’s wife Desiring God

Ezekiel’s wife Ezekiel sat stunned and cold. The word that he had just been told Converted every large complaint He ever made into a faint Concern. No pain would be absurd, He thought, if this one word Of God could be withdrawn tonight, “I would engage in any fight For you
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Elijah Part 1 – Poetry Desiring God

The leather lap was smooth as moss Where lay the little corpse across The prophet’s knees. And camel hair Made cradle for the toddler there While pagan relatives stood by The mother’s arm and wondered why Elijah wept. The widow’s son, Her only child, had just begun T
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Abraham Desiring God

Abraham Across the field and through the trees of Ephron, slumped upon his knees Beside the cave of Machpelah, The old man scorned anathema For love and kissed the ivory lips Of his dead wife; then laid the strips Of silk and linen on her face, As beautiful today with grace, He though
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Hannah Desiring God

Hannah The old man thought that she was drunk! We don’t expect a Jewish monk With sacrilegious sons to see Much more in Hannah’s ecstasy. The blind will gaze at the divine No matter where, and call it wine. And yet old Eli spoke for God (God takes a bramble for his rod!):
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