Resurrection Raptures

Tune: Mount Zion [Pleyel]

('Give me the faith which can remove')

1 Corinthians 15 v.49-58


As we have borne image earthy

We shall too bear image heavenly

O Lord give faith that we believe

And shall this promise true receive

Though flesh and blood inherits not

The kingdom of God, 'tis believers' lot


Neither corruption inherits

Incorruption, but see this

In a mystery, here revealed

It shall be shown, and not concealed

We shall not all sleep death's long sleep

But shall all be changed, God [shall] us keep


In a moment, twinkling of [an] eye

At the last trumpet, the trumpet high

For the dead shall be raised up then

'Tis the time appointed for when

They be raised incorruptible

And we shall be changed, [to] Christ's image full


For this corruptible must put on

Incorruption, full life of [the] Son

And this mortal, it must put on

Immortality, for 'tis done

That then the saying shall show true

God has acted, made all things new


Then comes to pass the prophecy

'Death swallowed up in victory'

O death, where is your sting, where be?

O grave, where is your victory?

The sting of death is sin for sure

And the strength of sin is the law


But thanks to God, who gives victory

To us through our Lord, here Him see

Our Lord Jesus Christ, risen from dead

He e'er alive, our living Head

So continue steadfast, you know

No good deeds [are] wasted, in Him grow




  • Santita

    I had to read this thrice to fully grasp it. I'm amazed with how smooth it reads and how effortlessly it rhymes. Very well written, O.

  • orchidee

    Thanks Santita. Yes, it's based on a passage by St Paul. He gets very involved at times, gets into 'full-flow'! Also, I had to leave out occasional 'joining' words, in places - such as 'and' or 'to', etc, or it would throw the tune out of order! It's a bit repetitive in places too.

    • Santita

      I looked up info on hymns. This is gonna be a tricky one

    • orchidee

      I've adjusted it slightly, hopefully to be a bit easier, and added a few extra words [in brackets like this].

      • Santita

        Ah then I shall read it again :)

      • Accidental Poet

        Excellent write orchidee.

        • orchidee

          Thanks AP.

        • FredPeyer

          Orchidee, it doesn't matter whether or not one is a believer, your poems ARE uplifting and beautiful. Thank you.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Fred.

          • Accidental Poet

            Question: How do I add a music video to my entry? I tried copying and pasting the embed code into the place for it, but it doesn’t show up on the page. I must be missing a step in the process. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. – Accidental Poet.

            • orchidee

              Well, all I do is select the code of a You Tube clip. Then choose 'copy', using right-click. Then open the poem page. Position the cursor there, and choose 'paste' using right-click again. The actual 'embed code' does not show up when you have saved a poem. But the clip itself should show up at the start of the saved poem - if this helps?! Sometimes I may not have selected the code properly, in which case there won't be anything to 'paste'.

              • Accidental Poet

                Yes, I've done the copy & paste and the code does go into the place to put it. But after I hit the publish button it's not there. I used to do this on another site and was always able to complete it. Very strange.

              • 2 more comments

              • Goldfinch60

                Another good write Orchi.

                • orchidee

                  Thanks G/F. Another Methodist hymn! Well, he did over 6,000, yes?!

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