2002-04-30 - Sacred Poetry
Psalm 19:2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
Yesterday on Ex Cathedra was maybe a little bit of a heavy day. As Christians we are allowed, even encouraged, to engage the brain, but I thought today we would lighten it up a tad. As many of you know I feel it is tragic that many Christians do not read, compose, and cherish sacred poetry. I know we sing praise songs and all, but there was, in the past, a deep love and respect for sacred poems. I thought today I would present two short poems for your enjoyment. I pray they are edifying to you.
"The Lord Will Provide," by Thomas Dickson
When whispers unbelieving fear, "We'll eat our last lean crust and die,"
And sweet his promises must be, To parents sinking in the dust;
When Satan's chains did round us cling, When all from God astray had gone,
Oh! let us then confide in heaven, Repressing each desponding sigh;
"Prayer," by Edmeston
Enthroned amidst the world of light,
Oh Prayer! thou mine of things unknown
Soli Deo Gloria,