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All through the dark night we were toiling there
and as dawn rose we looked on in despair.
Then a voice called aloud from the sea shore
'On the other side you will catch much more.'
There on the other side we filled our net.
So many fish I will never forget.
Then,’It is the Lord,’ I heard someone say.
So I leapt out of the boat straight away.
To be close to You was my one desire
so I swam to join You there by the fire.
Then the others joined with us at the meal
Their great wonder unable to conceal
Then three times You asked me if I loved You,
and three times I said 'Lord, You know I do.'
And I thought as we dined by the sea shore
'I will not keep my distance any more.
About this poem
Written after reading John 21: 1-11
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