Shortened Not Is The Lord's Hand

Stella Casson 1981 (Townsville)

Shortened not is the Lord’s hand
He can save you sinner, stand
Deafened not is the Lord’s ear
He can hear your prayers and tears.

But sin hides you from the Lord
Separates you from your God
Hides His face and shuts His ear
Stops you sinner drawing near.

Israel stood in her own light
Her fingers did not do right
Put a bar on her own door
From her lips deceit did pour.

No one called for justice fair
Pleaded for the truth or cared
Trusted empty words, their own
Hatched viper’s eggs, sin full blown.

Sinner do not be like them
Found their works could not clothe them
Spider webs can be seen through
Let the Lord’s work cover you.

About this poem

This poem is based on the Bible verses of Isaiah 59:1-8.

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Written on October 16, 2022

Submitted by tanyas.74554 on October 16, 2022

Modified on March 07, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 642
Words 130
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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1 Comment
  • teril
    Wow! The rhymes are smooth, the poem flows so well! It evokes feeling like a prayer.
    LikeReply 111 months ago
    • tanyas.74554
      Thank you for your lovely comment on my poem. I wrote it to the tune of a song to help me get the metre right. Hopefully, it worked. :)
      LikeReply11 months ago


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