Liberty To Love


Tune: Song 34

('Forth in thy name, O Lord I go')

1 Thessalonians 4 v.9-12


Be as the Thessalonians

To them Paul wrote, and of them owns

As concerning loving each one

Unto each other it is done


They do so, for God does them teach

To love each other, each one reach

And fellow believers elsewhere

They too with them love of God share


The prayer is that they do so more

For this be pleasing to God sure

And that they aspire to lead quiet

Life, loving God and man from heart


And to do their own business, be

Working with their own hands daily

Living honestly in each thing

Prosper, having lack of nothing

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 26th, 2023 03:21
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format.
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • Neville

    From the title, I thought I may have been in danger of swooning .. Oh well, back to the night nurse .......... 🙂

    • orchidee

      Thanks N. lol. Yes, could have been swoony!

    • M. C. Vollmann

      Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12.

      “ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 8:38-39.

      • orchidee

        Thanks RR.

      • Christina8

        Awesome hymn Steve! Christina

        • orchidee

          Thanks C.

        • Natalie Gladmir

          Dear Author,
          Thank you once again reminding humanity of the philanthropy from Holy Bible.
          I am pleased with something else - the observance of the poetic step and the correct consonant rhymes. Why? Because many of the authors in this site have no idea what that means. Your poem is a greeting from good old England of the days of John Keats or poets of the Lake District. I LOVE THEIR POETRY! And what about u?

          • orchidee

            Thanks Natalie. I suppose poets could write in rhyme. Some choose not to.
            I used to fuss about HAVING to rhyme. But poems can be ad lib too, i think - just writing down thoughts maybe.

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