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Tragedy?

“Tragedy?” The prudent leader of the world’s most powerful nation. A scholarly administrator, a noble example. A symbol of strength, youth, activity, vigah, hopes of the future. One who, humanly speaking, still had before him so many years of outstanding service to the nation and humanity, future. Such a one infamously assassinated long before his […]

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Not Quite the Same Again

Tell me, hills of Bethlehem, the shepherd-men who came To tend their flocks that evening, were they ever quite the same? Often I’ve seen the miracle portrayed upon their faces, And felt they must have worn that look to all their wandering-places. The glory of an angel-choir, each one in perfect part, Must have made […]

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Vacation

Park the wagon in the drive While together we contrive To assemble all the essentials And a host of preferentiols That we’ll be needing one by one As we pursue our vacation fun. Take all the swimming things Water skis and water wings, Charcoal briquets and the grill For that added zest and thrill For those hamburgers […]

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Lord, Give Us Men

Lord, give us men and women too With ears attentive to Thy Word, Who stand upright, know what to do Because Thy blessed voice they heard, And sense the awful subtlety Of spirit-killing winds that blow Of false ecumenicity With shallow friend as well as foe. Lord, give us men, both young and old, That […]

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Easter Morn

Arise, rejoice, Lift heart and voice, For Christ is risen today! Has conquered night. Death holds no longer sway. An angel bright In raiment white Now hovers o’er the tomb; His message sweet Our hearts repeat, Dispelling fear and gloom: “He is not here, Oh, come draw near, For He is risen today!” Lift up […]

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How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Throughout the universe displayed; When through the woods and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; When I look down from lofty mountain […]

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Squares

Is it plane geometry When you’re called a Square? Or plain ignominy, When people call you rare? If principle makes me Square, or queer or odd, Lord, help me ever be A square for thee my God!  

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O Man!

O man who seeks to enter space And other worlds would claim, Hast thou yet learned the God of Heaven, His star that ne’er doth wane? You know the radiance of earth’s sun, The speed of light unseen— Hast thou yet felt God’s warming love, Known Christ the light supreme? The blood in banks—can it […]

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Spiritual Bi-Focals

Both near and far, Lord help me see Thy kingdom as proposed by thee. Nor let my eyes, immersed in tears, Or sorrow or in sodden fears, Be narrowed to a few folk here, Forgetting heathen not so near. Nor let me get far-sighted, Lord, Forgetting that thy blessed Word Is for the heathen right […]

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Winter

It’s frost-flakes, frost-flakes everywhere, And snowflakes heaped on, an ermine mound; It’s a chilling breeze as forth we fare And eerie silence all around; While even the sun gleams wanly through A cloud-veil shrouding the heaven’s blue. It’s winter, winter over the land; A leafless orchard, the meadow still, No swallow soars and no blackbirds […]

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