The Road

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In the midst of a world,
Fraught with worry and strife.
We, crushed like roses,
Must give up our life.
Though His flesh and blood,
Have opened the veil,
Up Calvary’s road,
We must all make a trail!

It’s easy to trust God,
On a sunshiny day.
Or claim a great victory,
When our flesh has its way!
But that’s not really trusting,
In Almighty God’s plans.
For your death is the victory,
His great love demands!

Down pain and the heartache,
we all walk that road.
Fatigued with the hardships,
Borne down with a load,
Till the ranks of God’s army,
Are numbering few.
For to march in the faith,
Is to learn to be true!

And over the Jordan,
Is where the troops rested,
When Israel’s children,
Were forty years tested.
For we cannot rest here,
Nor disobey His command, I
But march on to glory,
Home to the Promised Land!

At the end of the trail,
Stands death, our last foe.
Here God’s faith is needed,
To bid our fear go.
And over the Jordan,
We sail as a dove,
To the arms of the Master,
In the Heavens above!

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29 thoughts on “The Road

  1. ladynyo says:

    Hi Walter! Haven’t read you in a while and this poem really makes me think. Tried to follow Lent but failed. Again. However, I realize at my new age (just 70) that my mind is opening to things that I shucked off for decades. Little steps but I see how faith in others has given them hope. And I see how no faith in others has made them despair though they will never admit to their malady. thank you, Walter, for this evocative poem. And Happy Easter to come!

  2. Frank J. Tassone says:

    “It’s easy to trust God,
    On a sunshiny day.
    Or claim a great victory,
    When our flesh has its way!
    But that’s not really trusting,
    In Almighty God’s plans.
    For your death is the victory,
    His great love demands!”

    This stanza reminds me of Thomas Pain:

    “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink…”

  3. divalounger says:

    Not sure I believe in the afterlife in this way, but I do believe in love of all sorts–and it is easy to love when times are sunny–but so important to love when they are not–

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