A Message from Mars Hill
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Oh, what a use for a lovely hill,
Where sheep once did graze so serene,
Now so many people did gather at will,
To worship a God never seen.
And Paul passing by, did gaze on them there.
And found this inscription theyd made.
“May I introduce you”, the preacher did dare,
“To this God whom you, ignorant, pray?”
God made the world, and all therein,
The Lord of both Heaven and earth,
He longs now to save you from all your sin,
And give you the gift of new birth.
He needeth not anything we have to give,
But so freely He giveth to all.
And made of one blood all the nations that live,
And the bounds where their dwelling doth fall.
If haply for Him they’d feel and find,
Though never He be far away.
For in Him is life, and being, and wind,
As some of your poets did say!
Then as much as we also are children of God,
We ought not to think Him to be
Like unto the ground, on which we trod,
Or anything we can see!
And God was longsuffering for a span
With those who so ign’rant did go,
But now to repent is His command,
That all the world wide may know!
Because on his calendar cometh a day
When to judge the whole world is His will.
As so He assured when from death He was raised,
This the message Paul preached on Mars Hill!
Danielle E Patenaude