Dying for Mercy

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭

Father of Mercy

See his twisted slumber.

Thin and wanton

Time throws him asunder .

Father of Mercy

I hear the howl of hounds(1)

Distant dark dogs

Bellow trumpet- like sounds (2)

Father of mercy

Now Bend down from on high.(3)

a kiss of your spirit

Now a breath from your sigh.

Father of Mercy

Your hounds bear their teeth

While pain and weakness

Snarl back “no relief”

Father of mercy

See how he lacks so much.

HIs image self sculpted(4)

Too fragile to touch.

Father of mercy

Stretch forth your hand .(5)

Send your dogs to shepherd

Chase him to a promised land.

Father of Mercy

See how His window’s dim.(6)

Scales are like curtains

The lid lips like a rim.

Father of mercy

Send troops of every hound.

To Chase him tonight

Chase him whom you found .(7)

Oh Father of mercy

This decay denies your making .(8)

The dust of this bed

Hides the spirit of your taking.

Oh Father of mercy ,

oh Father most kind !!

Will the dogs find that

What eeks eternal is only thine ?

Oh Father of Mercy ,

Oh Father Divine

You promised promises true

To this daughter most small!(9)

You promised Oh Father

To be ruler of all!

I SEE now not this body

BUT your promise most true!

No hounds from heaven !

I will not leave till I see you !

Till I see Jesus buy these caskets

of bones and skin..

Drawing this eeeking soul to Behold the Forever and Amen.

Oh Father of Mercy,

oh Father most kind

Let Jesus Hold my Daddy,

Let Jesus have whats thine !

1.  The Hound of Heaven poem

By Francis Thompson  (1859–1907)

239. The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson. Nicholson & Lee, eds. 1917. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

2. “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last shofar. For the shofar will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:52‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/1co.15.52.wmbbe

3.“He sent from on high and he took me. He drew me out of many waters.”

‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:17‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/2sa.22.17.wmbbe

4.“For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn’t subject themselves to the righteousness of God.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:3‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/rom.10.3.wmbbe

5.“with a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm; for his loving kindness endures forever:”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:12‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/psa.136.12.wmbbe

6.“when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim;”

‭‭Eccles.‬ ‭12:3‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

http://bible.com/113/ecc.12.3.nivuk

7.“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:10‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/luk.19.10.wmbbe

8.“This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Yeshua the Messiah.”

‭‭Yochanan‬ ‭17:3‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/jhn.17.3.wmbbe

He created me in eternity, before time began, and I will exist for all eternity to come.”

‭‭Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)‬ ‭24:9‬ ‭GNBDK‬‬

http://bible.com/431/sir.24.9.gnbdk

9.”when you cannot see His hand , Trust His Heart” a brother

“But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don’t delay, my God.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:17‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/psa.40.17.wmbbe

10.“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.

Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him.””

‭‭Yochanan‬ ‭14:3, 6-7‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬

http://bible.com/1207/jhn.14.3,6-7.wmbbe

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