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The Poet's Corner #4

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                           THE POET'S CORNER #4



PRAYER FOR ISRAEL
by Rudyard Kipling


God of our fathers, known of old, 
Lord of our far-flung battle-line, 
Beneath whose awful hand we hold 
Dominion over palm and pine 
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, 
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies; 
The captains and the kings depart: 
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice; 
An humble and a contrite heart. 
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, 
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

Far-called, our navies melt away; 
On dune and headland sinks the fire: 
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday 
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! 
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet, 
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose 
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe, 
Such boastings as the Gentiles use, 
Or lesser breeds without the Law - 
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, 
Lest we forget-lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust 
In reeking tube and iron shard, 
All valiant dust that builds on dust, 
And guarding, calls not Thee to guard, 
For frantic boast and foolish word
Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!
......



PROPHECY
by Maud E.Casson


War-clouds gather throughout the world 
as the end of the age draws near, 
Nations are filled with perplexity, 
men's hearts are failing for fear, 
Pestilence, famine and earthquakes 
are taking a dreadful toll, 
While Satan fights against God 
in the struggle for Israel's soul.

The prophet Ezekiel tells us 
the outcome of World War Three, 
And gives us a wonderful vision 
of peace that is yet to be..... 
When the King of Kings returns to earth 
to rule with an iron rod, 
With the Government on His shoulders, 
enforcing the Laws of God.

We are journeying through the Wilderness 
as our fathers did of old 
Learning through sore tribulation 
the only way back to the fold; 
Though the road we take grows darker 
as we press on towards the light, 
A glorious Dawn is breaking 
The Kingdom of God is in sight.
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To be continued


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