Thursday, 21 October 2010

Worldly Wisdom

Another poem from "Echoes of Eternity", a collection of Christian poems by Michael R Abbott; used with permission.

Worldly Wisdom

The wise according to this world
Their judgments freely make:
“There is no God,” some do declare,
His name in vain they take.
But when the years do take their toll
And life doth fade away,
God shall remain unchanged, whilst they
Await the Judgment Day.

With science, falsely called, they seek
To make their theories known
And those who hold the truth are jeered,
Whilst heresies have grown.
“This world has no design or plan,”
Wild fables they believe;
But such will God to their own thoughts
And condemnation leave.

The things of God are clearly seen
In all this world around:
His works both in the heavens above
And in the earth are found.
Yet greater still the works of love,
Which Jesus Christ has wrought;
When, on the cross, the souls of men
With blood He dearly bought.

Oh why should God, who reigns above
On heaven’s glorious throne,
Deign to reply to sinful men
To make their folly known?
In vain their voices do defy
The Lord, their God and King:
Through time and through eternity
His praises loud shall ring.

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