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ETERNAL LIFE, I KNOW THEE

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Eternal life, I know thee I now see what you are You've never been a stranger Or a potion in a jar. You've been a patient waiter Ever serving when you're called Many pass you in the shadows Never seeing you at all. Now that I've come to know you I see you everywhere The blind can't comprehend They remain so unaware. Yet you're more constant than the seasons Or the setting of the sun You accommodate the righteous In the body we're made one. You're a mystery to the stranger But a comfort to the wise Those with knowledge understand You are the high and treasured prize. I won't be daunted by the shadow I'll not bow down to death's false face Through the dark with horror haunted It's your spirit I'll embrace. For the truth is your companion And has been my closest friend We met at our good lord's table Fast friends we'll stay until the end. Certain battles are still raging Though the victory is won The enemy hopes to kill a few more By the setting of his sun. I never knew how close you watch us Waiting for that perfect time To set and seat and then to feed us The bread of life, and so; we dine. RETA PRUITT August 18, 2016

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