Saturday, April 15, 2006

'tis my god

I took a grand stallion
and proudly scale the holy hill
But you rode down the mountain
on a colt, in tears, in spirit humbler still

Tho' gods should sit on thrones
and mortals flock to kiss their feet
But you my god alone
for love reversed this deed

Tho' gods should dress in gold
and jewel crowns to don
But you to woo my soul
three rusty nails and a crown of thorns

Living in the tension of fear and hope between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday - Black Saturday A.D.2006


The Hedonese said...

Song of Response:

Take my life, and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move
at the impulse of thy love;
take my feet, and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing
always, only, for my King;
take my lips, and let them be
filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold,
not a mite would I withhold;
take my intellect, and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store;
take my self, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

greyhoundbus said...

Song of Post-response (yeah I'm not a very good Presbyterian)

Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless?

Who is this, so weak and helpless,
Child of lowly Hebrew maid,
Rudely in a stable sheltered,
Coldly in a manger laid?
’Tis the Lord of all creation,
Who this wondrous path has trod;
He is God from everlasting,
And to everlasting God.

Who is this, a Man of Sorrows,
Walking sadly life’s hard way,
Homeless, weary, sighing, weeping
Over sin and Satan’s sway?
’Tis our God, our glorious Savior,
Who above the starry sky
Is for us a place preparing,
Where no tear can dim the eye.

Who is this? Behold him shedding
Drops of blood upon the ground!
Who is this, despised, rejected,
Mocked, insulted, beaten, bound?
’Tis our God, Who gifts and graces
On His church is pouring down;
Who shall smite in holy vengeance
All His foes beneath His throne.

Who is this that hangs there dying
While the rude world scoffs and scorns,
Numbered with the malefactors,
Torn with nails, and crowned with thorns?
’Tis our God Who lives forever
’Mid the shining ones on high,
In the glorious golden city,
Reigning everlastingly

jacksons said...

Wow greyhoundbus, that's nice. Jack did you write that?

greyhoundbus said...

Sorry, that hymn was by William How (1823-1897). I should've noted that.

Here's one I wrote... it's seems appropiate Post-easter =)

Lift Up Your Voices

Lift up your voices, brothers, sing
Your great Redeemer’s praise
Recall your hearts’ first wakening
To love Him all your days

Recall that first bright fledgling light
The cross’s quiet demand
Repledge your heart, your soul, your might
To His strong guiding hand

Sing Praise! Sing Praise!
Lift up your voices, sing!
Sing Praise! Sing Praise!
O let His praises ring!

Lift up your voices, sisters, sing
Of wonders Love has wrought
For His dear cross, let praises ring
For mercies Christ has bought

As far as to the East and West
Our sins, our misdeeds cast
Forgot’n by Him who knows us best
And loves us to the last

Sing Praise! Sing Praise!
Lift up your voices, sing!
Sing Praise! Sing Praise!
O let His praises ring!

Lift up your voices, heaven and earth
From sea to hill and plain
All creatures laud His matchless worth
Declare the Master’s reign

Join with the songs of starry host
Let swell a gladdening sound!
O ransomed man, now take your post
With grateful heart, resound

Sing Praise! Sing Praise!
Lift up your voices, sing!
Sing Praise! Sing Praise!
O let His praises ring!

jedibaba said...

So much powerful poetry. Makes us prose people feel so inadequate...

BK said...

Yeah, there seems to be a poetry theme this Easter weekend, which is great.

For me, it was Gerard Manley Hopkin's "That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection" which captivated me. Could any 3 words be more powerful?

"Enough! The Resurrection"

Read it in full here.

jacksons said...

Thats a great one BK. Enough darkness, now light.