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Be Not Afraid

The mountains and hills shake at His tread,
"Resurrection is nigh", He calls to the dead;
The moon in the heavens grows pale at His wrath,
The sun of the morn disappears from its path.
God of the universe, maker of all,
We ask for your mercy, at your feet we do fall.

The earth's stealthy riches are exposed to your sight,
Nor veiled from you are man's deeds of the night;
The beasts grow timid as they bow at your feet,
And the winds of the sea at your command retreat.
Forever Your greatness over all things,
Maker of all, our King of kings.

When mountains erupt their flames to the sky,
And Lightning's forked tongue, shouts back in reply;
When the stars in the heaven died in their place,
And the malevolent man laughed in your face.
With infinite mercy your anger grew still,
Our crucified Lord on Golgotha's hill.

Yet you forgive all, dear Father above,
And we owe all for your infinite love;
The hands pierced with nails you give for our aid,
You speak through your word to be not afraid.
You are able to comfort whenever we call,
For you there is nothing too great or too small;
Always you hear when we kneel down to pray,
Precious redeemer, help us find our way.

Copyright © elizabeth wesley

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  1. Date: 7/26/2012 8:20:00 AM
    The win through to the final round is so well deserved with this masterpiece of faith. Beautifully written to inspire and guide, thank you for sharing this Mrs. Elizabeth. I pray this one shall carry on to another win, it is most deserving.

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 1:01:00 PM
    Beautifully written and so well expressed, Lizzie, congratulations on having not 1, but 2 of your writings in the finals of the Poetry Soup contest.

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:06:00 PM
    A full rich write. Congrad's on 2 of your verses winning through round one. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your two poems making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 9:42:00 PM
    Beautifully conceived and delivered... We need only have faith and He will show us the way. Your final verse is a prayer in itself, one we would all do well to heed. God bless, Keith

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 9:48:00 PM
    Elisabeth, again this is a beautiful poem brimming with the spirit Of the Lord. I would lose the puntuation at the end of the verses, usually they really serve no purpose in poetry except at the end of each stanza. Also, in the first stanza, third verse, lose the 's' on grows, grow alone is correct. I really like your style Lady, as you can tell by my list, I prefer rhyming poems and poets. May I suggest for your next reading pleasure my poem, 'From My Window Lofty High'.

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 1:47:00 PM
    this was a most beautiful and wonderful piece of poetry really enjoyed reading it, you do have a gift for words and making people feel warm inside after reading your poety, don't ever stop writing. thank you for commenting on Writers Block and i hope to be back soon, but don't know for sure and i will miss your poetry and everyone elses on soup, i have a few more poems to post yet, but i think August 27 they shut off our internet.

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Very nice calling to God for help

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 3:19:00 AM
    Please be encouraged to write more, because what your writing is encouragement to the reader!

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 5:55:00 PM
    Lizzy, this is magnificent, it so expresses our faith and our love for God expressed it all dear heart

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 5:39:00 PM
    An utterly breath-taking Psalm dear poet ! I'm too overehelmed with this write to even comment...I just want to kneel and thank Jehovah for the gift He has given you ! Ty for sharing this faith inspired write ! Have a wonderful night ! much love, james

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 2:04:00 PM
    Many congrats on your featured piece, regards Janette

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 5:59:00 AM
    Our Lord sees all, knows our motivations and still finds ways to forgive us, Elizabeth. Those of us who have faith have no fear of dying and 2012 will be here before you know it! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 11:05:00 PM
    Amen! Your writes are always good, smooth. I most like those poetics as in your metaphor. Nicely done. GOD BLESS!

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 3:11:00 PM
    This is such a beautiful piece, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 1:45:00 PM
    Hi! friend, you left nothing, written everything so nicely that I heart filled with joy. He is the maker of the king of the King, very practical. He created everything and all and controls. Prayer helps to find our way. Thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed. bl

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 1:36:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Yesss, I Can Surely See Heaven Smiling Upon This Beautiful Painting My Dear Precious & Priceless, Blessed & Beautiful Elizabeth! = Tis Nothing Like Bright Light to Warm Ones Heart Within Its Promising & Hopeful Glow & As Your Beauty Knows, The Angels Rejoice, When A Precious Spirit Finds Their Way Home *^_^* Sooo, Double Kudos to Your Loveliness My Dear for, `Praise & Inspiration!`” === My Love Unto Your Beauty, Always & Forever, Jasper *

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 10:29:00 AM
    Dear respected elizabeth wesley, Your poem is supreme It is gloriously written Jesus is the Hero I greatly admire it. Yours prayerfully, mvvenkataraman

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 9:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 10:41:00 PM
    The most wonderful one of the Sabbath is here! excellent title for it, elizabeth. NOw I am hurrying off before my back gets any worse.haha. Luv, Andrea