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Genesis - sins of the fathers.
by Jesus Puppy
2/08/2007 / Poetry
Sing your praise to the Lord's Anointed, all you people,
From the beginning He took your shame upon Himself,
Before Cain, yea even from Eden, His blessed garden,
...He has covered the shame of man.
In the evening He came, to walk in His creation,
And behold, you hid from His glory for shame.
He looked upon the shadow of your deceit,
...and yet called to you in love.
Why, O man, did you fall prey to the enemy's lie,
Did thou, in greed, seek better than the Lord's blessing?
Even as the enemy was cast down, O man,
..so has man fallen from thy Father's bosom.
Yet should you praise Him, O fallen man,
...He did yet cover thy shame.
He yet sought to bring thee into His presence,
So moved, by the darkness of the waters of thy heart,
He yet sought thy freedom from sin and shame.
In love, He slew the first fatted ram,
...that covered thy naked form.
Praise Him, all you people, His mercy is great,
In anger of your rejection, He cast judgment on earth,
...cursing the ground for your sake.
Yet again your shame came upon you, O man
For in greed of thy Lord's favored blessing,
...you have killed thy brother in hate.
How far have you fallen in shame, O man
Down you have fallen from His loving grace,
...even to the depth of the pit.
And still the seed of thy shame grew, O man,
Until your every thought and imagination was evil,
And wickedness was continually in your heart,
...shame, thrown up in the face of God.
Tears of grief, He rained down from the heavens,
The fountains of the deep he raised up,
...to cleanse the curse from the world.
Praise Him all the more, you people of earth,
He sought not to destroy you all, in His anger,
But rather the gracious He set aside,
...redeemed from a sin sick world.
Yet your seed you brought along with you,
To darken a freshly cleansed world.
Why, O depraved man, do you relish your sin,
...search out the very shadow of His love.
You tried yet again, your own pride sustaining,
To equal thyself unto the holy God above all,
Reaching out to heaven with thy own hand.
In confusion you fell in your shame that day,
...scattered on the winds of the world.
Yet praise Him you should, misguided man,
For His mercy restrained His great wrath,
He sought through you, each man's heart explored,
Seeking His grace in unworthy man,
...a friend for His heart's own joy.
He brought the one from the land of his father's,
To a home in a land he would never own.
He raised him before all the people of earth,
That His kingdom would grow from this one.
He made him to believe, in the word of His truth,
...when old, his child He did see.
The Lord, in mercy, his children He raised,
Teaching His word and His ways.
He showed them the captivity of man, by shame,
He taught you, O man, of His redeeming love,
...the joy of the captive set free.
Yet you did not seek to praise your God,
But formed yourselves idols of gold to serve,
Bowing as the harlot before a stone.
You misbegotten world, how quickly you turn,
...from blessings greatly bestowed.
In His doom on the enemy, you went untouched,
Through the waters, you walked on dry ground.
From His judgment called down on the darkened world,
You were spared the destruction that comes.
Yet did you praise your God and King, O unworthy man,
Again you took up thy shameful seed,
...to fall in the dessert's cold sands.
Praise you the Lord, all you people of earth,
For His day is soon near to hand.
The blessed shall yet enter His holy valley,
Upon the promised land we shall live in peace,
His greatest blessing we shall yet behold,
...the Lord's army comes forth to stand.
Edward Pennewell took on the name JesusPuppy while in the mission fields, and carries the name as a writer in showing the Lord's glory in all he writes. He now lives on the northwest coast of the United States of America.
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