Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Once A Worm...

Worthless Worm Was I
(Gregg Metcalf)
June 3, 2011

Once A Sinner, Now Saved by Grace
Made A Slave to the end of the Race
Broken and Blind by Sin's full domain
Given new life, utterly freed by His Name

The curtain a wall did so verily make
worthless worm was I with perishing fate
Alas, was the curtain torn in two by His blood;
was forgiveness now mine like a raging flood?

His child I am, never to be bound again
entangled-entombed by chains of  sin
A new name He has given to call me one day
now that grace has found this weary clay

Amazing Grace did John Newton find
erasing the pain and soothing his mind
His soul renewed, safe in a heavenly niche
I too have tasted of this grace so rich

This worm has been made a prince and priest
awaiting the bridegroom looking towards the east
Made an heir of the King and jointly with the Son
basking in grace until this earthly race is done


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Happy 58th Wedding Anniversary to my parents Glenn and Evelyn Metcalf of Modesto, CA!

13 comments:

Ma said...

That has the makings of a great hymn:)

Persis said...

Great words, Gregg! Now it needs a tune.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful words Gregg, any good at composing music?
This was so good to read, thans for sharing.

Yvonne.

Ron Joe 'Geezer' said...

Great poem! For some reason "worm theology" is not taught much in our churches nowadays.

Congrats to your parents! :-)

Michael Wright said...

Wonderful poem. It would indeed go to music nicely.

Kansas Bob said...

Catching up today from Chicago Gregg. Love the poem. Reading several of your posts helps me see your love for the Lord and his word. And congrats on 750 posts!

Cathy M. said...

It takes "such a worm as I" to know one. Enjoyed your poem-- thanks for sharing it.

Michelle said...

That's great, Gregg!

David C Brown said...

The Lord could come to the place where - prophetically - he could say, "I am a worm, an no man" so that we could have these blessings.

thereformedtraveler said...

Amen Gregg! Give me worm theology any day, with pictures! Yes, congrats to parents 58th.

thereformedtraveler said...

Amen Gregg! Give me worm theology any day, with pictures! Yes, congrats to parents 58th.

Diane said...

Loved it Gregg!
And congrats to your folks!
Bless you!

Pat Donovan said...

now that was worthy of a GOOD JOB Gregg