A poem by Ken Pullen composed on Friday, April 10th, 2020 (Good Friday)
Scripture used appears in Italics & is from either the English Standard Version, Christian Standard Bible, or the King James Version with a listing of Scripture used in order of use at the end of this poem.
That I may publish
with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.
Open my eyes
so that I
contemplate wondrous things
from your instruction.
O, Wondrous Lord
beyond any finite minds comprehension
let us gather round
in like-minded ascension
within your word
heeding thy ways
giving our attention
at the sound
of thy Spirit
in heart’s aflame
if only we’d pause
quiet the noise
humbleness over ignorance
in the quagmire of our sinful souls
let thy word be found
within the hearts aflame
true disciples of the Son
heart aflame burning
greater than a 1,000
that Old Dragon and his evil minions ever on the run
ne’er to thee wondrous Lord
on this tempest-tossed life may we ever be
LORD my God,
you have done many things–your wondrous works
your plans for us;
none can compare with you.
If I were to report and speak of them,
they are more than can be told.
Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
O, Wondrous Lord
may our tears of sorrow acknowledging our sin
with the tears of joy from thy Spirit cleansing
O, Wondrous Majestic Lord
may we see thee
through thy word
as we live out daily thy example
by our speech
by our deeds
as your word does teach
though we deserve it not
your mercy seat
we come to learn
at your feet
O, wondrous Lord
we love and savor
as our wondrous Saviour!
And ye shall eat in plenty,
and be satisfied,
and praise the name of the LORD your God,
that hath dealt wondrously with you:
and my people shall never be ashamed.
And Jesus came
and said to them,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
and make disciples of all nations,
in the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit,
to observe all that I have commanded you.
I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed
throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations,
and then the end will come.
Wondrous, O, wondrous Lord
Lord of lords
may we see
answering your call
with our all
All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
For kingship belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.
Index of Scripture in order of appearing: