Beholding The Baptist

Tune: Winchester New

('On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry')

Matthew 3 v.7-10


When John the Baptist he baptised

He did behold before his eyes

The Pharisees and Sadducees

Come to him, for that did them please


But he said, You brood of vipers

Who has warned you? What caused your stirs?

To come to me, who has warned you

To flee from the wrath to come true?


Bring forth therefore fruits that worthy

Be, that your repentance we see

And think not to say within you

Our ancestors Abraham knew


Rely not on him, though he be

Your spiritual father, so we

Are his children, for I say to

You God is able more to do


For He is able from stones here

To raise Abraham's children clear

And now also the axe is laid

To root of trees, and blade sharp made


Therefore each tree which does bring not

Forth good fruit, it shall be its lot

To be hewn down, into fire cast

Days of grace, mercy for it past

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 25th, 2022 03:38
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format. An Advent theme a little early.
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • Brian Otucho

    I like the poem.🙏🙏🙏

    • orchidee

      Thanks Brian.

    • sorenbarrett

      This brought back many memories from childhood of Bible stories. So well written in meter and rhyme.

      • orchidee

        Thanks S.

      • SureshG

        You have so much fervor in your heart for your belief, and your words come pouring out in His glory.

        • orchidee

          Thanks S.

        • crypticbard

          They were broody vipers too that brood of serpentine legalists.

          • orchidee

            Thanks CB.

          • Goldfinch60

            Good one Orchi

            • orchidee

              Thanks Gold.

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