The Anointed One (poem)

The Anointed One

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Blessed Man of God’s Anointing,
Worthy Sovereign, Jesus, Lord:
He, the One, by Heaven’s appointing,
Is the Saviour of the world.
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Glorious King, Eternal Sovereign,
Stoops into Davidic Line,
Shoot from Jesse’s stump has blossomed,
Royal rights in Him combine.
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Offspring of the virgin Mary,
Mark the Holy writings true,
God Supreme, now dwells among us,
Seen in softer Human hue.
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Prophets bow, for He has spoken,
Greater Prophet than them all,
He, the Word, the Son, the Substance,
He, the “Amen” and the “All”!
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Listen, close, to words so tender,
Yes, so perfect and so true,
Friend and foe, alike must render,
Honour, for the honour’s due.
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Yet we see this King Rejected,
We behold the rabble’s scorn,
And we gaze in awful wonder
At a twisted crown of thorn!
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We behold the Prophet silent,
As they “hang him” on a “tree”
His own words, not nails, they bind Him,
For He said that so “must be”
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We now view Him, in the glory,
He is High Priest there for us,
Sprinkled is the blood of Jesus,
Our acceptance is a must!
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Righteousness and peace eternal,
Meet in this thrice blessed One,
Heaven, earth and realms infernal,
Will acknowledge God’s own Son.
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A Williamson 2011

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