Bondservant’s prayer: a doulos’ dirge

I cannot hear , I cannot hear

so Master take this ear, take this ear

For alone it turns in doubt and fear

it makes its way to distant dead lands

and settles for words most dull and bland

I cannot hear, I

cannot hear

so Master,take my ear, take my ear

lest it turn like a vessel unable to steer

or it sit idle beside toungues most adept

at burying souls in a dark cold depth

I cannot hear , I cannot hear

Please master, take my ear, take my ear

It wants no more the noise to follow

or the ashes and soot in ground to wallow

See master , I cannot part myself from this ear

So Master Jesus take it to your breast most dear

Oh , Jesus, make this ear your own

Nail it beneath the door of your throne

and let all that you speak to it be alive and be made known


Doulos (Ancient Greek: δοῦλος, Greek: δούλος, Linear B: do-e-ro) is a Greek masculine noun meaning “slave”

But thanks be to God, that you who were once SLAVES of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become SLAVES of righteousness. (Romans 6:17-18)

And if the servant shall plainly say, “I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free”: Then his master shall bring him to the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or to the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. [Ex 21:5,6] 

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By vunglaub

Living life as Child of God , walking with Jesus to see His kingdom come by the Power of the Holy Spirit. And writing of His Majesty and Glory in ALL THINGS that HE may be MAGNIFID ABOVE ALL THINGS!


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