As I look upon the landscape, there is death everywhere
My enemies have overrun my defenses and do not care,
I am feeling a paralyzing fear that I have never yet known
It mocks my name and rides on the wind as it is blowing.
I hastily call upon You now, my Lord and my eternal king
I have kept my praying hands from violence in everything,
I have read Your holy word and have inclined it to my ears
I gave alms to the poor, being faithful all of these years.
Rise up now, O Lord, in a mighty way that only You can
Destroy the enemy, confounding his evil and dark plan,
Awaken me from this fallen realm, as in troubled dreams
When I will see Your likeness and be at home, so it seems.
May my children live in peace and be a joy to the world
May they be a banner of love, like a flag that is unfurled,
I will spend an eternity writing stories, giving You praise
I will remain Your humble servant through all of my days!
Author’s notes: This poem was inspired by Psalm 17 and I am thankful for the words to write. Shalom!
Written by Gary Cox 6/11/2019. To God be the glory!