Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Noah

Noah found favour in the eyes of the Lord
In a world full of violence and corruption
God was so grieved by mankind's sin
He made plans to ensure its destruction

God commanded Noah to build an ark,
Of cypress wood and He told him the girth,
To preserve his family, and God's creatures
And then He would flood the earth

Two by two the animals entered
The vessel supplied as a refuge
Then the Lord seal them safely within
Before the genesis of the deluge

It rained 40 days and it rained 40 nights
Until all of the world was covered
Then the waters slowly abated
And on Ararat the boat hovered

Noah sent out a dove until it returned
Delivering an olive leaf in the sun
A symbol of peace, newly restored
Between the Creator and His creation

A year had elapsed since any of them
Had seen or walked upon sod
Having endured, they now were released
Then Noah built an altar to God

God made a covenant: Never again
Would floodwaters so overflow
Then He placed in the sky, a reminder
A vivid, vibrant rainbow

As descendants of Noah, we can see
Reminders of God all around
Even during the storms of life
God's faithfulness still can be found
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April 30, 2004