Saturday, November 1, 2014

For All The Saints

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:1-12
For All The Saints
Removed from the world's pain
beyond a veil and silent beyond
you smile as we wander and collide
drop sweet tears of compassion for us all.
Young and old, suffering and sudden
you left this life and us behind
we whisper our prayers and shout
"I still miss you here!"
Kind and grouchy, poor and selfish
soft and harsh all of the above
you took from us all that we needed
will you send now a blessing our way?
Oh you saints on high you still see us
each was embedded in other hearts
you know the weakness and the torment
come and stand awhile with us today.

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