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Moses comes with an Hebrew birth,

Has meekness as not known on earth.

Exodus is, of course, the main event,

Which Pharaoh could not prevent.

Commandments are also in Its girth.

– eab, 4/3/

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The thief looking sideways could see

That Face did not “go with” that tree.

It took all he could muster,

These last words to utter.

“When Thy kingdom comes remember me.”

(Luk 23)

– eab, 4/24/05

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Though moderns would not think it best

Ahasuerus and the rest

Since Vashti was unseen

Chose to choose a new queen.

Esther hand’ly won the contest.

(Est 1.19)     – eab,  4/1/05

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“Holiness or hell” made some bristle;

Not preaching it let some men whistle.

But oh, if we’re not holy at death

If carnal, as we draw our last breath

Hell will be real: fire, sulfur, sizzle.

– eab, 3/27/15


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Triumphant He was, without doubt

(Though so soon they cast Him out.)

“Hosanna,” the kids cried,

Palms waiving on every side,

Christ entered town to their shout.

– eab,  3/18/2005  (Joh 12.13)

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Now Jephthah was judge in his land;

He vowed what sounded quite grand.

Be careful, big mouth, what you vow

(Did he think it’d be a cow?)

His daughter fulfilled his demand.

– eab,      3/17/05   (Jud 11.31)

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Lied Jacob to his dear old dad.

Said “venison,” when goat he had.

But soon he was lied to,

Sorrows he often knew.

Sinful “oats” multiply like mad.

– eab, 3/3/05          (Gen 27.19)

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