Sunday, 7 August 2011

A Lovely Old Poem

Well, I haven't added much here lately...have been quite busy. However, I came across this poem in an old, old family devotional book by an anonymous writer...very simple, but very profound. Also, the poem forms a special shape...can you see it? It's the story of the cross. Be Blessed!

Blest they who seek
While in their youth, 
With spirit meek, 
The way of Truth. 
To them the Sacred Scriptures now display 
Christ as the only true and living way; 
His precious blood on Calvary was given
To make them heirs of bliss in heaven. 
An e'en on earth the child of God can trace
The blessings of his Saviour's grace. 
For them He bore
His Father's frown; 
For them He wore
The thorny crown; 
Nailed to the cross, 
endured its pain,
That His life's loss 
Might be their gain. 
Then haste to choose 
That better part,
Nor e'en refuse 
The Lord thy heart, 
Lest He declare, 
"I know you not,"
And deep despair
Should be your lot. 
Now look to Jesus, who on Calvary died
And trust on Him who there was crucified! 


Taken from Bible Readings for the Home Circle, volume 1, Warburton, Vic, Australia: Signs Publishing Company, p. 147 (year unknown...but obviously very old...most likely in the late 1800s). 


Joy said...

Hi Sarah,
That is a lovely poem and it is amazing how the words form a cross! Thanks for sharing it :)

Maddy said...

Hi Sarah,

As Joy said, it's amazing how the words form a cross! What a special poem, thanks for posting it for us to read :)

God bless,


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