Archive for August 18, 2011

“Lord, What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?” (Acts 9-6)   3 comments

Above:  The Conversion of Saint Paul, by Caravaggio

A poem based on Acts 9:6:

And he [Saul of Tarsus] trembling and astonished said, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do”  And the Lord said unto him, “Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.”  (Authorized Version)

KRT

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Why thus has been my mission masked?

God’s purpose in me hid from view;

Have I ne’er with his servant asked,

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

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That I may honor Lord, Thy name,

And sin in all its forms eschew–

Man’s only purpose, highest aim–

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

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That my life be one that shall prove

A life right and virtue true,

And end at last in one above,

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.