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.
August 18, 2016
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