Abram Believed

One day God called a man of Ur
He went out with family and no murmur
God promised him a fair, goodly land
Promised to make of him a merry band

He who became the father of the Jew
Was even of supposed gentile hue
He who by grace began a new race
Was an ordinary man-no righteous ace

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No one can claim to know Noah
As a great and influential man
A farmer he might have  been or a sower
Of good deeds planted by Grace’s plan

The world he lived was filled with violence
Death stalked everywhere posing as pleasure
Imaginations were corrupt without measure
Yet it was a great civilisation-one to treasure

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Enoch, Seventh From Adam

Enoch the father of the long-lived Metuselah
Surely ended his earthly sojourn with a Selah
He lived for three hundred and sixty five years
Each year of his life is a day in our life’s year

He was the seventh generation from Adam
And seven is completion, rest from all bedlam
Thus Enoch was the seal of his epoch and age
A type, an example for the end of this age

A sage he was, for he walked with God
Like the wise men in every age and clime
His life so pleased His Maker in his time
He walked as he surely ought
And then suddenly he was not

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Abel and Seth

Here’s to the tale of  honest Abel
The world’s first humble shepherd
Who received the revelation of propitiation
And offered the blood of his herd

By his brother he was cruelly murdered
The first example of evil hating the truth
Yet his soul’s destiny could not be altered
His blood still speaks against the brute

When you see the false fight the true
As it has been through the gory ages
When each generation has grown to rue
What their forebears did to the righteous sages,
Remember the bell first tolled for Cain and Abel

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Cain’s Notables

When Cain went east of Eden
A marked fugitive he was then
A vagabond to forever roam
Without a place to call home
Yet he lived within God’s protected ken

When you see the evil seek asylum
Trying to escape justice’s tally-sum
Fleeing justice without repenting
You might want to remember
That’s Cain’s pain all over again
For the world’s first fugitive was he

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Adam whose first being was a spirit
Created both male and female, dual in nature
Created a son of God with dominion to nurture
An earthly paradise to rule now and in the future

A spirit cannot cultivate the earth
Nor woo it and bring its fruits to birth
Adam shall be a spirit robed in dust
God decides, and unveils His sculpture-bust

While Adam roams his paradise
He may freely enjoy the fruits of all
But not the tree of duplicity and artifice
Not heeding this would cause a free-fall

Loneliness plagues this man
God surgically ends his righteous isolation
Eve appears, a mate for the man, from the man
Happy union of God’s will and man’s aspiration

This scene of glorious, perfect bliss
Is punctuated by Satan’s comma, a yes-but
A minor addendum to the command, a narrow miss
Eve seduced by new promises, is rooted to the spot

The narrow miss becomes a million miles chasm
Eve is lost, the wrath of God will surely descend
Adam knowingly joins in Eve’s sin-a saving mechanism
He stoops in the mire, God’s falling wrath to bend

Into hiding they go, until located by Sovereign Grace
God’s wrath is appeased by the provided propitiation
The Second Adam redeems His wife by becoming Her race
A love-filled tale of redemption by condescension.