Vineyard Song



Let me sing for my beloved,
My love song for His vineyard;
Confidence has been sure-footed,
While I am reading His Word.

My beloved planted on a hill,
A fruitful vineyard as fertile;
With the choicest grapes that do fill,
That God gave heavenly approval.

He dug the land and cleared the rocks,
Where He planted the choicest vines;
I pray to my beloved who talks,
Assured to make the finest wines.

He built a watchtower inside,
Hewed out a vat for a winepress;
Ever vigilant and abide,
With my beloved who I bless.

The inhabitants will judge me.
To betwixt my vineyard and I;
What more is there to do and see,
Other than to make the grapes cry;

I will tell you what I will do,
Remove the hedge, break down its wall;
Allow the beasts to trample through,
The grapevines are wasted and fall.

I let the briers and thorns grow,
No rain shall fall upon the ground;
Only my beloved will know,
When clouds bring a thundering sound.

The vineyard of the Lord of Host,
Men of Judah pleasantly plant;
Behold bloodshed from those who boast,
As Israel will sing their chant.

For they are looking for justice,
In hopes that God hears the outcry;
In giving them the righteousness,
For their praises will glorify.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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The Vineyard of the LORD Destroyed Isaiah 5:1-7

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Written on October 15, 2023

Submitted by richardnsherrer on October 14, 2023

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Scheme XAXA BCBC DEXE FDFX GHGH IJIJ KLKL MNMN OHOH X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,244
Words 269
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 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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