My Zealous Adonai
Adonai, my Lord of love
How I long to see Thy face
Alight on me, Holy Dove
Bread of Life, strength for the race
Thy Word, my faith, sustain me
Resting, resting on Thy grace
Creator, who made the tree
Sun and moon, all life, mankind
Thou gave us but one decree
Deliverer, oh so kind
Even when I break Thy law
Giving sight when I am blind
Elohim, I kneel in awe
Before Thy majestic throne
In Thee is nary a flaw
Father, mercy Thou hast shown
To Thy undeserving child
Though to wander I am prone
Good Shepherd, meek and mild
Keep me in Thy safe lockup
Bring me back when I’m beguiled
Holy Spirit, fill me up
By Thy abundant measure
Overflow my blessing cup
Immanuel, my treasure
Savior of humanity
Surpassing all life’s pleasure
Jesus Christ, Thy majesty
Bestowed Thy eternal gift
Poured out upon Calvary
King of kings, Thy scepter lift
As Thou lifted on the cross
From me to Thee guilt did shift
Lamb of God, my gain, Thy loss
Light of the world shining bright
Burn from my heart wicked dross
Messiah, Thy way is right
By Thee death is defeated
Prophets foretold Thy great might
Name above all names seated
Now at the Father’s right hand
Thy work, my soul, completed
One True God, salvation planned
Setting Thy people apart
On Thy sovereign grace I stand
Prince of Peace, reign in my heart
That Thee be my legacy
Never let Thy grace depart
Qanna, in Thy jealousy
Oh, let my trust in Thee grow
Remember me tenderly
Redeemer, Thou love me so
Though my days with sin are rife
Paying all that I did owe
Savior, ransom of my life
Answer my fervent requests
Rescue me from pain and strife
Truth upon which wisdom rests
Count me in Thy census
Free me from temptation’s tests
Unchanging God, most gracious
To sing Thy holy praises
Beseech Thy faithful chorus
Vine, the severed branch blazes
Abandoned fields lie fallow
Lest a new crop Thou raises
Way, Truth, and Life, I’ll follow
Word made flesh, Thou art divine
In Thy grace life’s not hollow
Examine my spirit fine
Tune me to Thy lovely gaze
Holy Spirit, gift of mine
Yahweh, the Ancient of Days
Thy virtues I will extol
Help me follow Thy ways
Zealous protector, my soul
Under Thy gaze from above
Make my broken parts a whole
Adonai, my Lord of love
Zealous One, my Holy Dove
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Holy wow. This one. Definitely this one.
Okay. This is actually one I wrote specifically for the contest last year then found out it wasn’t eligible until this year. I’m glad you liked it.
Love for God is all over your poem!
Thanks. I enjoyed writing this one because I do love Him and appreciate that He loves me (and you).
a modern psalm – very nice
Oh wow…what a piece, an amazing prayer, hymn. Wonderful work!
A beautiful, powerful and moving hymn Linda. I’m not usually a fan of traditional/early English pronouns but they work very well in your piece.
A peaceful prayer. The fourth stanza is my favourite.
Thanks. I don’t know if I have a favorite. The first stanza is the one that is stuck in my head. Peace, Linda
An ambitious work and most successful. A moving piece.
Nice write! Great rhythm throughout.
I always admire those who can feel all this, and especially you – so gifted you can express it all in such a way anyone can relate and be touched by it 🙂
WOW!!!! Oh how wonderfully you did with the rhyme and rhythm – all the names of God. such a prayer and such a hymn of praise. I wish you the best on the contest. I am just in awe of this poem.
Thank you. Unfortunately, I can’t enter it in the contest. The rules changed from last year or I remembered wrong, but it had to be a poem published in 2014 so this one doesn’t qualify. Maybe next year, but in the meantime I’m glad others are enjoying it. Peace, Linda
I am glad to have been able to read it. I hope they don’t change the rules again.
Quite lovely. I smiled at what you said about having to repeat the lines to yourself while driving, thinking of all the scraps of paper I have accumulated, napkins, envelopes, anything I could write on… Sometimes I say a line or two into my phone while driving, so I don’t lose it.
a lovely job with the names of God/Christ. You wrote a challenging piece in rhythm, rhyme, and content…and you rocked it!
Rhythmically gorgeous. True Verse.
Sounds melodious, peaceful. graceful to me. Good luck with the poetry contest!
I love this.. also you have turned the Terza Rima toward the sky and heaven instead of into the depth of hell like Dante did.. a very ambitious project Linda.. and thank you for sharing it with us.
A wonderful ode to Yahweh. Blessings & shalom.
This is really a prayer of a poem, Linda. How very deeply felt it is!
My mouth just dropped open. Linda, this is so beautiful! When I think of a word that more fully describes it I am speechless. How about majestically beautiful to the 10th power! Is this a hymn? Luther or Wesley could not do better than this. God Bless you!
Thank you. A lot of thought and prayer went into this one. Although some of the best stanzas came to me while I was driving to work or in the shower and I had to keep repeating them so I wouldn’t forget until I could write them down. Peace, Linda
I wish I had been riding in the backseat, just so I could be in the fallout of your quiet time. 😉