Falling Fire


Suddenly like a mighty, rushing wind,

Love fell upon us as fire and flame,

Winding and binding, empowering to send

Us to the nations proclaiming his Name.

The exalted Name above all others,

The only Name by which one may be saved

Whose salvation unites, makes enemies brothers

Whose dying gives life, frees the enslaved.

And Water of Life, a river flowing

Effulgence, increase, pours, spilling over

Enwraps, enfolding as a breeze blowing

Wells up in love as beloved and lover.

Falling fire in tongues, Babel's blather breaks

Resounds His own word whose voice Kadesh shakes.

© Randy Edwards 2017.

Artwork: Jean Restout le jeune (1692–1768) Oil on canvas 1732.

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Jun 08, 01:18 AM, Kernersville, NC, United States
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