Psalm 26:7--That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Soldier's Sacrifice

A Soldier’s Sacrifice

Jesus’ voice I heard today.
I heard him croak with dying throat
of why he’d fought this final fray,
though victory did not make him gloat.

Humble stayed he till his death,
a hero with a servant’s heart.
He trusted God with dying breath;
he’d known his purpose from the start.

I heard this voice not from a book,
not from a hymn or Gospel song,
not nigh or near a pulpit’s nook
and not in nature’s praises strong.

I heard it as I knelt and wept,
for in my arms I held him trembling,
and from his face his blood I swept—
this soldier nigh to death’s assembling.

“Let them know,” with final breath
he said, “that I love them,
that for freedom I have welcomed death—
and now I go to be with Him.”

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