~ poem [this is 1/2 the poem~still typing!]

  • 01/06/10
In the land of
The shadow of death
Among dwellers in darkness
A great light springs
As a star from the East
Exceedingly rejoice
There comes a governor
By way of the sea
Emmanuel is with us!

Repent: for Heaven is at hand
The Kingdom of Heaven
Is like unto leaven

Those who are persecuted for
Righteousness' sake are blessed
With the Kingdom of Heaven~
It is theirs...

Blessed are ye
When reviled or accused
And falsified evil said against you
Rejoice and be exceeding glad
For great is your heavenly reward
Like the prophets before

That it might be fulfilled
Which is spoken





In the land of the shadow of death
Among dwellers in darkness
A great light springs
As a star from the East
Exceedingly rejoice
There comes a governor
By way of the sea
Emmanuel is with us!

Repent: for Heaven is at hand
The Kingdom of Heaven
Is like unto leaven

Those who are persecuted for
Righteousness' sake are blessed
With the Kingdom of Heaven~
It is theirs...

Blessed are ye
When reviled or accused
And falsified evil said against you
Rejoice and be exceeding glad
For great is your Heavenly reward
Like the prophets before

That it might be fulfilled
Which is spoken
By the prophet saying
My mouth will open
Of the Beloved in whom
My Spirit is well~pleased
Behold my servant
Whom I have chosen...

In parables I utter things
Kept secret [ever since]
The foundation of the World
I thank thee of Heaven and Earth
Thou hid these things from
The seemingly prudent
And self~serving "wise"
To reveal them unto babes...

Even so... Behold...
I send my messenger
Before thy face
Which shall prepare the way
From the days of the Baptist

The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth
And the violent try in vain
To take it by force

For all the prophets
And law prophesied
Concerning the Baptist
It's written in the Book
If ye labor heavy~laden
Come unto the one
Who gives you rest...
Oh lost of heart
Ye shall find rest
Unto your souls
Take my yoke and learn
For I am lowly and meek
Yet my burden is light...

For all the prophets
And the Law prophecied
Until John...
And if you will receive it
This is Elias which
Was for to come...
He that hath ears to hear
Let him hear it!The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth
And the violent try in vain
To take it by force

For all the prophets
And law prophesied
Concerning the Baptist
It's written in the Book
If ye labor heavy~laden
Come unto the one
Who gives you rest...
Oh lost of heart
Ye shall find rest
Unto your souls
Take my yoke and learn
For I am lowly and meek
Yet my burden is light...

For all the prophets
And the Law prophecied
Until John...
And if you will receive it
This is Elias which
Was for to come...
He that hath ears to hear
Let him hear it!

The Kingdom of Heaven
Is like unto leaven
A woman took and hid
In three measures of meal
So the whole was leavened
That it might be fulfilled
Which was spoken
By the prophet of old
I will utter those things
Kept secret from the world...

Zacharias Priest
~In the Order of Abia~
Forasmuch as
Many have taken
[In hand] to set forth
In order of declaration
Of those things that are
Most surely believed
Even as they delivereth
Them unto us which
From the beginning
Were eye~witnesses and
Ministers of the Word
That thou mightest
Know the certainty of those
Things wherein thou hast
Been instructed according
To the custom of the
Priests incense...

When the multitude
Were praying without
There appeared
An angel of the Lord
Zaccharias and his wife
Elizabeth ~of the
Daughters of Aaron~
Were both righteous
Before God
Walking in the
Commandments
And ordinance
It came to pass
While in priests office
In the order of his course.


In the beginning
Was the Word
And the Word
Was with God
And was God
In whom was life
And the life was their
Light which shineth in
And the darkness
Comprehended it not...

There came one
Sent from God
Whose name was John
To bear witness of
The true light
And the Word
Was Made flesh
And dwelt among us.

Thou shalt have
Joy and gladness
Many shall rejoice
Go before Him
In the Spirit
And the power of Elias
Turn the hearts
Of the Fathers
To the children
And the disobedient
To the wisdom
Of the just
Make ready a people
Prepared...
Drinking no strong
Drink or wine
But filled with the
Holy Ghost
Even from the womb.
Elizabeth conceived
And hid herself
Saying thus hath
The Lord dealt
With me in the days
Wherein He looked
On me to take away
My reproach among men.

In the beginning
Was the Word
And the Word
Was with God
And was God
In whom was life
And the life was their
Light which shineth in
And the darkness
Comprehended it not...

There came one
Sent from God
Whose name was John
To bear witness of
The true light
And the Word
Was Made flesh
And dwelt among us.

Thou shalt have
Joy and gladness
Many shall rejoice
Go before Him
In the Spirit
And the power of Elias
Turn the hearts
Of the Fathers
To the children
And the disobedient
To the wisdom
Of the just
Who shall be great
Make ready a people
Prepared for the Lord
Drinking no strong
Drink or wine
But filled with the
Holy Ghost
Even from the womb.

Perform the
Merciful promise...
Remember Holy Covenants~
Thou can and shall
Have joy and gladness
Many shall rejoice at this




God hath scattered
The proud in the
Imagination
Of their hearts
Hath put down the mighty
From their seats
Exalted them of low degree
Spake by the mouth
Of holy prophets
Which have been
Since the world began
That we should be saved
From our enemies
And from the hand
Of all who hate
To perform the
Mercy promised
To remember
Holy Covenants
That being delivered
Might serve without fear
In holiness
And righteousness
All the days of our life

And thou, child,
Shall be called [a] Prophet
Of the Highest...
Go before the
Face of the Lord
To prepare His ways
Give knowledge
Of salvation
By remission of sins
Through the tender
Mercy of our God...
Whereby the day~spring
From on high
Hath visited
And given light
To them that sit
In darkness [yet]
And shadow of death
To guide our feet
Into the way of peace...




There were shepherds
Abiding in the field
Keeping watch
Over their flocks...
Lo! the angel
Of the Lord
Came upon them
And his glory shone
'Round about...

The angel said
Fear not
For behold I bring
Good tidings
Of great joy
Which shall be
To all people
For unto you
Is born today
A Savior
In the city
~Of David~ which is
Christ the Lord...
The shepherds
Guarding flocks
Followed a star
From the East
To the babe
Who was born
In the night
Among the beasts
In a manger...
They fell down
In worship with
Joseph and Mary
The Mother...


Suddenly
With the angel
There was a multitude
Of Heavenly Host[s]
Praising the glory
Of God in the highest...
Good will...
And on Earth peace!
When the star was seen
It was made
Known abroad
The saying told
Concerning this child
They that heard
Wondered
Mary kept and pondered
These things
In her heart...

Simon ~of Jerusalem~
Was devout and just
Waiting for Israel's
Consolidation...
With the Holy Ghost
Upon him it was revealed
That he would not
See death before
He had seen the
Lord's Christ [child?]
As he came by the Spirit
In the temple
The parents came in
With the child
To do for him
After the custom
Of the law...
Then took he him
Up in his arms
And blessed God...



Now let thou
Thy servants
In peace depart
According to thy word...
For my eyes have seen
Thy salvation prepared
Before all...
A light to lighten
The Gentiles
And the glory
Of thy people Israel
That the thoughts
Of many hearts
May be revealed...Then opened their treasure
Presenting gifts of gold
And frankincense and myrrh.... See More


Suddenly
With the angel
There was a multitude... See More
Of Heavenly Host[s]
Praising the glory
Of God in the highest...
Good will...
And on Earth peace!
When the star was seen
It was made
Known abroad
The saying told
Concerning this child
They that heard
Wondered
Mary kept and pondered
These things
In her heart...

Simon ~of Jerusalem~
Was devout and just
Waiting for Israel's
Consolidation...
With the Holy Ghost
Upon him it was revealed
That he would not
See death before
He had seen the
Lord's Christ [child?]
As he came by the Spirit
In the temple
The parents came in
With the child
To do for him
After the custom
Of the law...
Then took he him
Up in his arms
And blessed God...




He was found
In the temple sitting
Amidst doctors
Both hearing
And questioning
Asking for answers
And all that heard
Were astonished
At his understanding...
How is it that
They sought him wist
They not know he must
Be about his
Father's business?

From that time he
Began to preach
Repent...
For the Kingdom
Of Heaven
Is at hand...
Follow...
And I will make you
Fishers of men.

To the poor in Spirit
The Kingdom of Heaven
Them that mourn
Will be comforted
The meek shall
Inherit the Earth...
They shall be filled
And blessed
Who do hunger
And thirst
After righteousness



To obtain mercy
The merciful be blessed
God shall be seen
By the pure in heart
Blessed are peace~makers
For they shall be called
The children of
[The living?] God...
As you go
Preach the Kingdom
Of Heaven
Heal the Sick
Cleanse the lepers
Raise the dead!
Cast out devils
Freely give for
Freely ye have received
Who shall not
Receive you or
Hear your words...
When you depart
Shake off the dust
Behold I send you forth
As sheep
In the midst of wolves
Be ye therefore
Wise as serpents
And harmless as doves
Let return your peace
Blessed is he who
Shall not be
Offended in me...



Now the parable is this
The seed is
The Word of God
John Baptist hath
Sent us unto thee
Art thou he
That should come
Or look we
For another [one]?
Go your way
And tell John
The things you have
Heard and seen
How [the] blind see
And the lame walk
Lepers are cleansed
And the deaf hear
The dead are raised
To the poor
The gospel is preached
Blessed is he
Whosoever shall not be
Offended in me
This is of whom
It is written...Behold!
I saw my messenger
Which shall prepare
The way before thee
For this is of whom
It is written behold!
I send my messenger
Before your face
Which shall before thee
Prepare thy way
Among them that are
Born [of] women
There hath not risen
A greater one
And all the people
That heard
Justified God
Being baptized
With the Baptism of John.