A New Creation

God made a new Heaven and earth,
The former things come into mind;
But not remembered for its worth,
For they have become misaligned.

But be glad, rejoice forever,
Be in joy of a new Zion;
A joy that will never sever,
Praising like a roaring lion.

I rejoice in Jerusalem,
Joyous gladness in his people;
All the others He will condemn,
Who have avoided the temple.

No more of a weeping sound heard,
No longer the cry of distress;
Only joy that comes from His Word,
Rescuing those from the abyss.

No more an infant dies in days,
As the sinner shall be accursed;
The old or the young that obeys,
Shall never hunger nor to thirst.

They build houses to inhabit,
They shall plant vineyards to eat fruit;
God assures that they inherit,
And firmly planting of their root.

For the days of a tree shall be,
Shall be the days of His people;
Long enjoy the work that they see,
Of their hands as His disciple.

They shall never labor in vain,
Nor bear children as misfortune;
Offspring shall not be having pain,
When obeying without question.

Before they call, God will reply,
As they are speaking, He will hear;
Giving support that will apply,
Knowing that He is always near.

The wolf and lamb graze together,
Like the ox the lion eats hay;
They will not hurt as they gather,
As they will all trust and obey.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

About this poem

New Heavens and a New Earth Isaiah 65:17–25

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Written on July 13, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on July 12, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,296
Words 247
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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