Thursday, March 24, 2016

Biblical Poetry

Have you ever considered the idea of biblical poetry? The ancient Hebrews believed that there were poetic segments in their sacred texts, but their is a question over the rhythm (if indeed there is one). The other strange element you will find here is that if you put bible poetry into a google search then you will also find poems ABOUT the bible. Can you think of any other book (written word) where there are poems about the book itself? I can't. Here is an example:
The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
'Mid the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
And they glow with a light sublime.

The Bible stands though the hills may tumble,
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
For the Bible stands.

The Bible stands like a mountain towering
Far above the works of men;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can.

The Bible stands, and it will forever
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given,
All its precepts I will obey.

The Bible stands every test we give it,
For its Author is divine;
By grace alone I expect to live it,
And to prove and to make it mine.
     —Haldor Lillenas

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