God’s Holy Word, what miracle!
Many books… yet one book
Sails down through the centuries on stormy seas
Tacks true through the eons and still intact
Those in service to the Adversary
Strive to sink her through the Ages
Still, she’s seaworthy and more than capable
Of weathering future storms
She has crested the towering swells
Of persecution without capsizing
She has borne the brunt of
The crashing, criticizing wave and has not broken
She has faced the howling gales
Protesting and profane without swerving
Amazing Page… How sweet the words…
That rescues wretches and sustains!
She is our strength, our hope, our refuge
The Believers Barque
And when Death books passage
Our charter home
For this we know
Her sails were woven and are filled
With the breath of the Holy Spirit
She was rigged
By the hand of God Almighty
And every plank and timber is held fast
By the very nails that pierced
Our Captain and our Savior
And with His blood
He has christened her!
That begins and ends with Him.
(Christian Barque illustration by: William Condron, Tucson, Arizona)