Not by Works

Richard Groff 1957 (Pottstown, Pa.)



If my deeds are not complete
How can I ever find my seat?

To rest with You but not alone
To sit with You upon Your throne

My enemies laying in defeat
As You placed them under my feet

We know that this is what’s in store
For those whose hope by faith is sure

Father send the Bridegroom to let us in
So, the wedding feast of the Lamb may begin!
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Written on September 04, 2007

Submitted by dawg4jesus on December 27, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BB AA XX CC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 348
Words 77
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

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