Deacons Dynamism

Tune: St Magnus

('The head that once was crowned with thorns')

Acts Chapter 6 parts


Seven men of honest report

By early church were sought

To be deacons, food distribute

Grounded in God their root


They full of the Holy Spirit

Their lives illumined, lit

And full of wisdom, so to serve

Not from the truth to swerve


And one was Stephen, a man full

Of faith, he powerful

Full of the Holy Spirit too

Did wonders not a few


Yes, full of faith and power he

Did God's work, all did see

Life of God from him radiates

And needy souls he sates


His opposers were not able

To withstand him at all

Could not the wisdom nor spirit

Resist, nor words one whit


When at his trial they did see

A sight resplendently

Saw his face as an angel there

He did the gospel share


  • Goldfinch60

    I know that My spirit will always be with me as it was with him. Good write.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold.

    • Heartwriter

      Orchidee. You are most wise in lead and words! Always. Thank you so much.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Heart.

      • Samreen Chowdhury

        good write, loved it.

        • orchidee

          Thanks SC.

        • Laura


          This is a special one...
          ...“And needy souls he sates”...
          A fine write!


          • orchidee

            Thanks Laura. you sating souls there?! Erm ,what else rhymes with 'radiates'?

            • Laura

              ‘appreciates’ 😊

            • Lorna

              we'd be hard put to find 7 honest men today if they were politicians....... hey Orchi?

              • orchidee

                Thanks Lorna. Erm, yes.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                THANKS STEVE ~ Another great Golden Oldie ~ Beautifully played & sung ! The martyrdom of Stephen is a paradox ~ A Tragedy that such a promising Servant of God should die so Young ! A Triumph in the way He died. The Scripture states that JESUS stood up to Greet Him amen. Augustine said STEPHANUS NO ORORAT PAULUS NON IN ECLECSIUM ERAT ! IF STEPHEN HAD NOT PRAYED ~ PAUL WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN IN THE CHURCH ~ OK. For Saul (Paul) of Tarsus to have observed the TRIUMPHANT Death of Stephen was the beginning of his conversion. Thanks for posting BRIAN. We will be off-line until TUESDAY 31st July ~ OK

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Brian, and for Stephanas wotsit….!

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