orchidee

Freedom From Enticing Words - Series (4)



Tune: Ach Gott Und Herr

('Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands')

Colossians 2 v.4-7 parts

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In Christ hid all the treasures sure

Of wisdom, knowledge e'ermore

Beware lest any should deceive

You, and no false words receive

 

As you have therefore true received

Christ Jesus the Lord, believed

In Him, so walk and live, follow

Him the Way, Truth, Life more know

 

Be rooted and built up in Him

Not fancies of human whim

Be established in the faith, so

Your life His true witness show

 

Follow His teachings, what is taught

By gospellers to you brought

Abounding therein with giving

Thanks for a faith e'er living

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 24th, 2022 03:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in 8.7.8.7. metre in a series on Colossians. St Paul writes against 'syncretism', as in seeking to warn against synchronising all religions, i.e. all paths lead to God. He shows they do not.
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Comments5

  • orchidee

    Hello Neville if you are there! An 'e'ermore' and even an 'e'er' have crept in here. Have I lost the 'v' on me keyboard?!

  • crypticbard

    And the beauty of it is not lost that truly desire to listen.

    • orchidee

      Thanks CB. As I say - have I lost me 'v'? lol.

    • Neville

      I may be something of a heathen in some folk's eyes, me preferring to follow a Buddhist path & all that jazz ..

      However, I would have thought if all conventional or known religions were synchronized around the globe, .. i.e having the same beliefs and values, but because of language differences, different sounding or looking words essentially having the same fundamental meanings, then the world might be a much more peaceful and understanding place than it is right now .. Neville 🙂

      • orchidee

        Thanks Neville. I can see, and believe, that there are elements of Christianity in other religions. I can't see St Paul being bigoted over it - he is fair about giving financially too. There is Jesus saying 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life' though. Then He goes to on to say 'No one comes to [God] the Father except through me'.
        Some stern places will say 'Nay, ye heathen sinners; hellfire and damnation to ye' etc, etc! Certain guffs and wafflings!

      • Goldfinch60

        Good one Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Gold.

        • sorenbarrett

          Good write John

          • orchidee

            Thanks S. Steven here. I'm not John the Baptist myself!.



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