God of Peace

GOD OF PEACE

Jehovah-Shammah, God of Peace,
Come in my heart, come and release
Entangling sin and nagging doubt.
Your Holy Spirit: Pour Him out
When my troubles like the rapids flow.
Give me your perfect peace to know
You send your blessings from above
And best of all, you lavish love
On me, a man who sins each day
As proof that I am made of clay.

Glorify it, the precious name
Of Jesus, who removed my shame
By precious holy blood He shed.
God in flesh three days was dead,
And it seemed that Satan had prevailed
When Jesus’ hands and feet were nailed,
And He who had created earth
Was treated like He had no worth.
The one who came to heal and save
Was placed within a rich man’s grave,

And they rolled a giant stone to seal
The opening so none could steal
The body of the King of Kings
Through whom the LORD made everything.
And yet He rose, rose from the dead,
Appeared to those whom he had led,
And rose to heaven to prepare
A place for followers to share
The Wedding Supper of the Lamb,
The God of Peace, the Great I AM.

~Day Williams

December 27: “And Death Shall Have No Dominion”

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.

FIRST CHRONICLES CHAPTER THREE

FIRST CHRONICLES CHAPTER THREE

1 These were the sons of David born to him

               In Hebron: Amnon was the firstborn son,

               Son of Ahinoam of Jezreel; and

The second, Daniel, son of Abigail

               Of Carmel; 2 and the third was Absalom

               Son of Maakah daughter of the king

Of Geshur, Talmai; the fourth, the son

               Of Haggith, Adonijah; 3 and the fifth,

               Shephatiah the son of Abital.

The sixth was Ithream, by his wife Eglah.

               4 These six were born to David within Hebron,

               Where he reigned seven years and six months. David

Reigned in Jerusalem for thirty-three

               Years, 5 and these were the children borne him there.

               Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon:

These four were by Bathsheba, Ammiel’s

               Daughter, 6 plus there were Ibhar, Elishua,

               Eliphelet and 7 Nogah, Nepheg and

Japhia and 8 Elishama, Eliada,

               Eliphelet—in total, nine. 9 All these

               Were sons of David, other than his sons

He had by concubines. And Tamar was

               Their sister. 10 Rehoboam was the son

               Of Solomon, Abijah was his son,

Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,

               11 Jehoram was his son, Ahaziah

               His son, and Joash his son, 12 Amaziah

His son, and Azariah his own son,

               Jotham his son, 13 and Ahaz his son, and

               Hezekiah his son, Manasseh was

His son, 14 and Amon was his son, Josiah

               His son. 15 Josiah’s sons: Johanan was

               The firstborn; Jehoiakim, second son;

The third was Zedekiah; and the fourth

               Was Shallum. 16 Jehoiakim’s successors:

               Jehoiachin his son, and Zedekiah.

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17 Descendants of Jehoiachin the captive

               Were: Shealtiel his son, 18 Malkiram and

               Pedaiah, Shenazzar and Jekamiah,

Hoshama, Nedabiah. 19 And Pedaiah’s

               Sons: Zerubbabel and Shimei. Sons

               Of Zerubbabel: Meshullam as well

As Hananiah. Shelomith was their

               Own sister. 20 There were five more: Hashubah,

               Ohel, Berekiah, Hasadiah

And Jushab-Hesed. 21 Hananiah’s heirs

               Were: Pelatiah and Jeshaiah,

               And sons of Rephaiah, of Arnan,

Of Obadiah and of Shekaniah.

               22 Shekaniah’s descendants: Shemaiah

               And sons, and Hattush, Igal, Bariah,

Neariah and Shaphat—six in all. 

               23 The sons of Neariah: Elioenai,

               Hizkiah, Azrikam—three sons in all. 

24 Sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah,

               Eliashib, Pelaiah and Akkub,

Johanan, Delaiah and Anani—

So he had seven sons he could call on.