Out of sight of Jerusalem
Arad built its hold
Over minds of Israelis
Fashioned by evils cold

A thin veneer of proper
Developed by pagan priests
This place of Moses action
Was destroying God’s peace

Active on the edges
Coming out of the hills
Far enough away
For the king to forgive

Lulled into evil
Practicing man’s cult
Arad was evil’s companion
Destroying God’s love

Pulling at the garment
Fashioned by the Word
Claiming all the wealth
God’s people deserved

Just a little slippage
Not a major slight
Arad will soon destroy
The key to Israel’s might

Not unlike us Christians
Who are our friends?
When we live in two worlds
Our strength will surely end

CC 3/17/05