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THE MIND IS FREE

He may have been chained as a galley slave [1]

With no hope it seemed, but beyond the grave

But his mind was free, yes free to soar

Above the splash and pull of the oar.

2

She may have had to mill the king’s flour

Be thus employed hour on slave hour.

But it was not so with her good mind

It sailed in realms above the low grind.

3

The gracious God of all time and of space,

Has so created His scattered “man race”

That though enslaved, the lowest of men,

The body’s all that can ascend.

4

Two parts of man, the greater, greater by far,

Have boundless spheres, ah, past the nearest star,

And can delve and travel and explore

Beyond ceiling, walls, or swaying floor

5

The mind (Should we also call it soul?)

Can’t be bound by fetter, chain, nor pole

If this soul/mind is redeemed by God

It has a home far above greening sod.

6

Only sin can the mind of man enslave;

(Sin can make a coward of the brave).

Sin’s habits and thoughts, and words, embind.

Only sin can fetter a man’s mind

7

Oh, what a Salvation, oh, Godly gift,

Freeing the mind, allowing a daily “lift”

Above grinds and galleys of man’s strife;

Salvation un-slaves the mind-life.

– eab, 11/1/06

[1] Had recently re-read about John Knox being a galley slave.

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He may have been chained as a galley slave [1]

With no hope it seems, but beyond the grave

But his mind was free, yes free to soar

Above the splash and pull of the oar.

 

She may have had to grind the king’s flour

Be thus employed hour upon slave hour

But it was not so with her good mind

It sailed in realms above the low grind.

 

The gracious God of all time and of space

Has so created His scattered “man race”

That though enslaved, the lowest of men

The body’s all that cannot ascend

 

Two parts of man, the greater, greater by far

Have boundless spheres, ah, past the nearest star

And can delve and travel and explore

Beyond ceiling, walls, or swaying floor

 

The mind (should we also call it soul?)

Can’t be bound by fetter, chain, nor by pole

If this soul/mind is redeemed by God

It has a home far removed from sod

 

Only sin can the mind of man enslave

Sin can make a coward from a brave

Sins habits, and thoughts, and words, embind

But only sin can fetter man’s mind

 

Oh, what a Salvation, oh, Godly gift

Freeing the mind allowing daily “lift”

Above grinds and galleys of man’s strife

Salvation un-slaves the mind’s life.

                -eab, 11/1/06

 


[1] Had recently re-read about John Knox being a galley slave.

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