Meditation number 24

The Poor One

"Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor." (2 Corinthians 8:9)

Of thy Father, pure delight, eternal Son! Didst Thou set thy glory by, O rich One,
For Thy delights in these sons of men, So humbling thyself and coming from heaven?
(Prov. 8:30-31, Phil. 2:5-8)

Stooping from the holy place, To a manger, in swaddling lace,
In this poor family, so adorned, Thou didst e'en choose to be born
(Luke 2:7, Lev. 12:8, Luke 2 :24)

In thy youth thy wisdom increaseth, In the despised city, even Nazareth,
As a carptenter thou wast busy See His caracter, what modesty!
(MarK 6:23, Romans 12:16)

With the poor, in Jordanís waters With the repentant, electing quarters
But there to witness in his favor, Dear to His heart, declares The Father.
(Mat. 3:13-17)

Sole Creator of time and space Yet for thy head was found no place!
Thou thirsty was O precious Saviour At Sicharís well in that sixth hour!
(Luke 9:58, John 4:6-8)

In our midst in true poverty Thou didst feed crowds of many!
The lame, the deaf and the blind All enriched by thee, so kind!
(John 6:1-12, Mat. 12:15)

Questioned by the pharisees, As to coins of roman money,
"Show me whoís on that tribute Was thine answer "O destitute"
(Mark 12:14-17)

Of thy vesture, thy sole belonging Our cruel hands didst do the stripping.
And then cast lots on our theft Taking all from the Bereft!
(Mat.27:37)

On the cross, of bitter dread Thy precious blood, a fortune shed,
It alone paid the debt immense Accumulated by our offense
(Mat. 27, John 19:34, 1 Pet. 1:18)

As the sparrow, so solitary We see thee hanging on Calvary!
Thou, then, the man of sorrows Now crowned with glory on the morrow!
(Ps. 102:7, Isaiah 53:3, Heb. 2:9)

Prince of life, as thou promised Of thy Spirit Iíve been enriched
Revealing now the hidden treasure; Of thy grace, beauty, and Fatherís pleasure
(Acts 3:15, 1 Thes. 4:8, Col.2:3)

The poor man who saved the city None remembered, what a pity
Oh, do keep me from forgetting Thee glorious Saviour Iím expecting!
(Ecc. 19:13-18, Rev. 22:7)


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