Creation to Revelation

Creation to Revelation

The Lord created eyes and wings on fleas
And made the stardust soar in galaxies.
He spoke, and made the grizzly bears and wolves,
Mosquito wings, and untamed horses’ hooves.
Through Christ He made the buttercups and seeds,
Rice, corn, and wheat on which the nations feed;
Jehovah made the mountains, streams and lakes:
Creation on this earth was for man’s sake.

The Lord Almighty, who is good and just,
Formed Adam, the first man, from Eden’s dust,
And from his rib He molded man a mate
Who, tempted, took forbidden fruit and ate.
God sent away the two who’d been beguiled,
The woman would have pain to bear a child.
Two cherubim were sent to guard the gates,
Then Cain, a son, shed blood with jealous hate.

The Lord told Noah to construct an ark,
God made his covenants with patriarchs.
Leading his people to the Promised Land,
He gave Commandments through meek Moses’ hands.
He watched the reigns of kings both good and bad,
Mistreatment of his prophets made Him sad,
No man on earth was righteous, no, not one,
So God, in love, gave men his only Son.

To free all men required pure sacrifice
And only God’s one Son could pay the price.
“Forgive them, Father,” he said in last breaths
And died, in pain, a criminal’s hard death.
Below him soldiers gambled for his clothes,
But in three days Christ Jesus, God’s Son, rose
And showed disciples holes in hands and side
To prove that death itself, through Him, had died.

Along Damascus’ road the Lord appeared
To Saul, called Paul, and blinded him with fear.
This Paul, who’d persecuted for the Jews,
Converted and began to preach good news,
And though he was imprisoned, scorned and stoned,
His letters taught of sin, how God atoned
For it through blood that poured from Jesus’ side
And how, through faith, the saints are sanctified.

The Book of Revelation by Saint John
Foretells a time of troubles coming on.
John wrote the world will see an evil Beast
And after that, a thousand years of peace.
The Lord will come like a thief in the night
To judge the nations and show men right.
Since God will cast the devil down to burn,
The Church’s saints await the Lord’s return.

Praise

Praise

Praise the Lord
who brings out the sun
who makes everything grow
who brings forth the buds
and sets loose rain and snow

Praise the Lord
who stays by my side
who keeps me in line
who gives me my sight
and shows what is mine

Praise the Lord
who gives me my bread
who leads me to drink
who quenches my thirst
who shows hidden links

Praise the Lord
who made sun, moon and stars
who watches over the ants
who lives in sky and in earth
and leads planets in dance

~Day Williams

Sir Sadman

Sir Sadman

Where you have been, Sir Sadman, my son
Where have you been, my darling young one?
I went to the House and trampled the law
I faked the evidence; I won’t get caught

Where you have been, Sir Sadman, my son
Where have you been, my darling young one?
I’m high and mighty, better than most
I rigged the process to meet my great goals

How will it be when the Senate calls you
To tell the truth of the things that you do?
I’m expert at this, I dodge and I lie
Never accountable, I don’t know why

Aren’t you afraid the hammer will fall?
Aren’t you afraid a marshal will call?
I’ve nothing to fear, the Senate is weak
They won’t catch me, the way that I sneak

Sir Sadman, O Sir Sadman, have you become proud?
Forgetting your oath to please the rabid crowd?
Not I, not I, I will never fall
Now move aside, I must spy on them all

~Day Williams

Give

(Luke 6:38)
Give

Give, and it shall
Be given you:
The more you give,
The more comes through.

~Day Williams

SECOND KINGS CHAPTER FIFTEEN

SECOND KINGS CHAPTER FIFTEEN

1 When Jeroboam king of Israel

Was reigning in his twenty-seventh year,

Azariah, the son of Amaziah

The king of Judah, started reigning. 2 He

Was sixteen years old when he became king,

And he did reign within Jerusalem

For fifty‑two years. Now his mother’s name

Was Jekoliah; and Jerusalem

Was her home. 3 He did what was right in eyes

Of God, just as his father Amaziah

Had done, 4 but the high places weren’t removed,

And people offered sacrifices and

Burned incense there. 5 The LORD beset the king

With leprosy until the day he died,

And he resided in a separate house.

The king’s son Jotham ran the palace and

He ruled the people of the land. 6 As for

Other events in Azariah’s reign,

And all he did, are they not written in

The annals book of kings of Judah? 7 Then

Azariah did rest with his own fathers

And he was buried near them in the City

Of David. His son Jotham did succeed

Him as the king. 8 The thirty‑eighth year of

Judah’s King Azariah, Zechariah

The son of Jeroboam did become

Israel’s king within Samaria,

And he reigned six months. 9 He did evil

The eyes of God, just as his predecessors

Had done. He did not turn away from sins

Of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which

He had caused Israel to do. 10 The son

Of Jabesh, Shallum, did conspire against

Zechariah, attacking him before

The people. He assassinated him

And took his place as king. 11 The other things

That happened during Zechariah=s reign

Are written in the annals book of kings

Of Israel, 12 and so the word of God

Spoken to Jehu was fulfilled: “Your sons

Will sit upon the throne of Israel

To the fourth generation.” 13 Shallum son

Of Jabesh did become the king within

The thirty‑ninth year of Uzziah king

Of Judah, and he reigned one month within

Samaria, 14 then Menahem the son

Of Gadi went from Tirzah on up to

Samaria, attacking Shallum son

Of Jabesh in Samaria. He killed

Him and succeeded him as king. 15 Now other

Events of Shallum’s reign, and the cabal

He led, are written in the annals book

Of kings of Israel; 16 then Menahem,

Starting from Tirzah, raided Tiphsah and

Everyone in the city and near it,

Because they would not open up their gates.

Then he sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all

The pregnant women. 17 In year thirty-nine

Of Azariah, Judah’s king, the son

Of Gadi, Menahem, became

The king of Israel, and he did reign

Within Samaria for ten years. 18 He

Did evil in the LORD’s eyes. During his

Whole reign he did not turn away from sins

Of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which

He had caused Israel to do; 19 then Pul

King of Assyria attacked the land,

And Menahem gave him a thousand talents

Of silver to secure his backing and

To strengthen his own hold upon the kingdom,

20 And Menahem exacted this same sum

From Israel. Each wealthy person had

To pitch in fifty silver shekels to

Be given to the Assyria’s king; and so

Assyria’s king withdrew and stayed no more

Within the land. 21 As for the other acts

Of Menahem’s reign, and all that he did,

Are they not written in the annals book

Of kings of Israel? 22 Then Menahem

Did rest with his own fathers. Pekahiah

His son succeeded him as king. 23 In year

Fifty of Azariah, Judah’s king,

Pekahiah, Menahem’s son, became

Israel’s king within Samaria,

And he reigned two years. 24 Pekahiah did

Evil in the LORD’s eyes. He did not turn

Away from sins of Jeroboam son

Of Nebat, which he had caused Israel

To do. 25 One of his leading officers,

Pekah the son of Remaliah, did

Conspire against him: He took fifty men

Of Gilead, and he assassinated

Pekahiah, along with Argob and

Arieh, in the royal palace in

The citadel within Samaria,

So Pekah killed Pekahiah and took

His place as king; 26 and other incidents

In Pekahiah’s reign, and all he did,

Are written in the annals book of kings

Of Israel. 27 In Azariah king

Of Judah’s fifty‑second year, the son

Of Remaliah, Pekah, did become

The king of Israel within Samaria,

And he reigned twenty years. 28 In God’s eyes he

Did evil, for he did not turn away

From sins of Jeroboam, Nebat’s son,

Which he’d caused Israel to do. 29 While Pekah

Was king of Israel, Assyria’s

King Tiglath‑Pileser came and took Ijon,

Abel Beth Maakah, Janoah, Kedesh

And Hazor. Also, he took Gilead

And Galilee, including all the land

Of Naphtali, and exiled people to

Assyria. 30 Hoshea, Elah’s son,

Conspired against Remaliah=s son, Pekah.

He struck and did assassinate him, and

Succeeded him as king. Uzziah’s son

Jotham was in his twentieth year. 31 As

For the other deeds of Pekah’s reign,

And all he did, are they not written in

The annals book of kings of Israel? 

32 Now in the second year of Pekah son

Of Remaliah king of Israel,

Jotham, Uzziah’s son, the king of Judah,

Began to reign. When he became the king,

33 He was the age of twenty-five, and reigned

Within Jerusalem for sixteen years.

His mother’s name was Jerusha the daughter

Of Zadok. 34 He did what was right in eyes

Of God, just as his Uzziah his own father

Had done, 35 but the high places weren’t removed;

The people offered sacrifices and

Burnt incense there, and kept on doing it.

At the LORD’s temple, Jotham did rebuild

The Upper Gate. 36 As for the other things

That happened during Jotham’s reign, and what

He did, are they not written in the book

Of annals of the kings of Judah? 37 (In

Those days the LORD began to send the king

Of Aram, Rezin, and the son of Remaliah,

Pekah, to fight with Judah.) 38 Jotham rested

With his own fathers and was buried with 

Them in his father’s city, David’s City.

Ahaz his son served as the king a bit.