* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.

- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.

- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.

- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:47-56)

And Mary said, "My soul doth magnify
The endless Lord of earth and sea and sky;
And my spirit takes joy in God my King,
The Maker and Savior of everything!
He has looked on his servant's low estate;
Now he raises her up with wonders great--
So all generations will call me blessed;
The wonders he has done I here profess: 

Oh, mighty is he, and holy his name,
His mercy is boundless, ever the same,
For those who believe and follow his ways--
Now and through all of eternity's days.

With his strong right arm he has conquered all
And brought down the proud unto ruin's fall;
Overthrown has he the high, haughty kings,
And has crowned the lowly with lovely things.

The hungering ones he has filled full up,
But has left for the rich an empty cup;
He has helped, as he promised, Israel:
To Abraham's seed he is merciful!"

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