Many Men to Silence Succumb

An UPLift Poetry/Your Day to Shine offering
by J. Randal Matheny © 2011

Would that we could ever speak
Of grace and love, of pleasant peace,
Of time well spent to help the weak,
And seek the kingdom’s sure increase.

Those noble tasks by all are praised,
And everywhere by men admired,
For these the glorious banner’s raised,
For such are saints’ good works required.

But who will man the walls’ defense,
To refute the lying prophet’s tongue,
To repel attacks at great expense,
Demeaning work that goes unsung?

Were truth left with none to fight,
With none willing to enter the fray,
The darkness soon would douse the light,
With none to battle another day.

But truth needs no defense, say some;
But half a truth, and damning, is this,
As many men to silence succumb,
That many will the gospel miss.

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2 Replies to “Many Men to Silence Succumb”

  1. Another cogent piece of writing, Randal! Many have succumbed to silence, and the cause suffers. Let those of us who value truth hold our ground. In doing so we will keep the light shining brightly for those who are searching.

    1. Thank you, Tim, for your comments. Also, for the comments on the FMag article. Good to hear from you again, as always. I’ve been reading 2 Cor. 10-13 in the schedule, so that strong language there tends to color what I write these days. Tomorrow, chapter 13, then on to John’s gospel.

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