Present Rest

by Mary Beth on August 4, 2020

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“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found
to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.” ~C. S. Lewis

Plowmen Dug

Since my youth oppression

Followed after to confine me.

Yet,

Not prevailing; nor victory gained

Yahweh is faithful to cut me free.

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Over my back plowmen dug

Making their furrows long.

In its place, the Lord will train

That each endeavor is a song.

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Those who hate will turn back.

From first to last their efforts defaced

To constrain my life and its effectiveness.

Now I’m in a spacious place.

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Jehovah will contend, and in shame

 Turn them back!

On those who contend with me,

With death in all their attacks.

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To this day I proclaim your name

And declare your power.

Do not forsake me when I am old and grey

To the next generation, aflame.

Psalms 129, Psalms 71:17,18, Psalms 18:19, Isaiah 49:25

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