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Archive - 2007

O JERUSALEM

O Jerusalem, walls that stand and watch, sin and all its work The stoning of the prophets, worshipping evil’s kin Sin, and sin and sin again, the years revealed in men Why would God care? What is that gives man worth? Love has come and...

BETHLEHEM

Little town, eternal renown, angels knew what God would do with you The greatest thing that God has done, He came to save me and you No army, no war, just a man, woman and child, the child was God Himself He stepped into His world, the world I...

ACCO

Marco Polo, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and the Crusaders admired Acco All were here, did their work and moved on, it was never a great port The Ptolomies came and named it Ptolemais where Paul sailed from Biblical history overlooks it...

A FIRE ON MOUNT CARMEL

Elijah came, Ahab’s prophets too, they believed Baal could do What only a real God could do, reach His hand from heaven to you A challenge, a day, finally Baal couldn’t be reached, God’s hand lit the wood The slaying began...

SEPPHORIS

Jewish-Roman, syncretism to the core, one threw away principles-Romans scored Leading city, wealth and beauty, may have been the city sitting on a hill Five miles from Nazareth, never knew Christ, He didn’t matter, Romans led life This is...

HAZOR

HAZOR Hazor smug and replete, known at El Armana and Mari Banks and merchants scorned defeat, you really thought you had it made Time and time and money galore, who could ever set you aside Jabin sneered at God, uniting others to fight...

THE FIRST TIME

The first time I saw the Negev, I was surprised it was so brown It was so flat and bare, hiding God’s miracle there The Word of God declared His work, grace was more than enough A million lived and flourished, God was active even though...

RENEW

Interesting the things I say, feelings unproclaimed Acting like I rule the world, yet feeling far away Emotion, fear and abstinance, clamor for control I’ve done it all so many times, I harden what I say He wrote my name, inscribed by...

FAITHFUL

Created by love, a companion for God, just walked away, seeking my day I did what I wanted, enjoying His care, my life was blessed, I didn’t care Problems came, a fool each day, I thought I knew, others saw the error of my way Still...

THIRTY-NINE YEARS

Time, time is not mine, nor is it kind to us Ringing out the years like days Our youth is gone, our hearts not as strong But our memory is not limited by time Time, time is thirty-nine years, yet just like a day So many things we’ve done...