Moreover

Today is a beautiful day
But moreover
It is the last day
Of Passover

So many blessings
Did amount
From His unending
Glorious fount

It is a time to take
And remember
It is a keepsake
For every member

The Great I AM
His promises are true
The God of Abraham
Did rescue

Yes, this Mighty One
Delivered the Hebrews
What He has done
Is freed all the Jews

Out of Egypt
They were led
God equipped
Them as He said,

“Come and follow Me
I will be with you.
Come and see
Freedom awaits too.”

God cleared the way
As they left bondage behind
Oppression and dismay
Joy and freedom they did find

 

Came and Went

On this Passover day
I just want to say
Thank you so much Lord
I have royally scored
So many little things
Your gracious hand brings
Right from the start
You touched my heart
You gave me such peace
I felt such a release
I was not in a hurry
And I had not one worry
Passover came and went
The best time ever spent
Blessings after blessing came
I give thanks to Your holy Name

Remembrance

Israel is to do this once a year
by celebrating Passover with cheer
It is God all must fear
this was made quite clear

From this day forward
We need to remember that horrid
Oppression & bondage as a slave
And the plagues God gave

Israel had lived in Egypt 430 years
Had toiled and cried many tears
Then joy of freedom filled the air
for God freed Israel from despair

This remembrance is not just for the Jew
All should remember what God did do
There is only one true God
Whom we all need to applaud

Let My People Go!

Let My People Go!
(Exodus 2-12)

Pharaoh ordered Hebrew babies to slaughter,
but Moses was saved by Pharaoh’s daughter.
This Egyptian lady
raised this Hebrew baby.
Moses lived in the house of Pharaoh,
but Pharaoh did not know.
No one knew
as the child grew.

When Moses was full grown
his roots were made known.
Pharaoh had a conniption
for Moses killed an Egyptian.
Because Moses was a Hebrew,
that’s when anger grew.
Into the desert Moses fled,
shortly thereafter he did wed.

Later, on Mount Horeb a bush did burn.
This is where Moses did learn
about the call on his life.
He was to save Israel from strife.
God gave Moses a script,
he was the Deliverer in Egypt.

The God of Moses
to Pharaoh proposes;
Let the Hebrews go,
otherwise there will be woe.
The consequence was not vague;
on Egypt there would be a plague.
A plague on each day,
until Pharaoh said okay.

Back to Egypt Moses went,
for that’s where God had sent
Moses to confront Pharaoh
to say, “Let my people go.”
But Pharaoh said, “Absolutely No!
I will not let your people go.
Who is this God I do not know?
This Hebrew God,
I will not applaud.”

The instructions to Pharaoh were not vague.
If Hebrews weren’t free there’d be a plague.
Then Pharaoh gave this ridiculous order:
Hebrews to make the same amount of mortar,
only they would have to find straw
for bricks, which became the new law.
This could not be done.
It looked as though Pharaoh won.

“As My servant Moses has spoken,
your Egyptian bondage will be broken.
Do not fret.
Pharaoh will let
My people go.
This you need to know.”

Right from the start
God hardened Pharaoh’s heart,
so the Hebrews would know who God was
through the mighty acts God does.

In Pharaoh’s court Moses stood in front,
then Pharaoh, Moses did confront.
God turned Moses’ staff into a snake,
but Pharaoh said, “Hebrews can’t take.”

Now comes plague number one,
turning water into blood was done.
Blood did defile
the river Nile.
Fish died and it did stink,
Egyptians could no longer drink.
Yet Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

With plague number two,
this is what God did do.
He ordered the frogs
to come and make clogs;
they were all over the place
and in every space.
But Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

Then came plague number three
by the hand of the Almighty.
Egypt had to pay a high price,
for now they were covered with lice.
Lice were on beast and men,
but even so, even then,
Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

With plague number four
flies God did pour
all over the land,
but He withheld His hand
from the land of Goshen
where there was no commotion.
The Hebrews were free of flies,
while cries in Egypt did arise.
Pharaoh still said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

Then came plague number five,
livestock did not survive.
In Egypt livestock had pestilence,
however in Goshen there was preference.
The Hebrew’s livestock was fine,
For God said, “These people are Mine.”
The plague was on Egypt’s livestock,
which caused Egyptian shock.
All their livestock left outside
from this plague died.
But, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

The sixth plague
was not vague.
God sent a plague of boils
on Egypt that spoils
the skin of animal and men,
but the Hebrews didn’t have them;
the Hebrews, God did protect
from boils which did deflect.
However, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

Then came plague number seven;
hail came from heaven.
Obeying God, Pharaoh failed,
so in Egypt it hailed.
It hailed hard and long
Pharaoh knew he did wrong.
But Pharaoh was an obstinate king,
so God sent hail ruining most everything.
Again, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

With plague number eight
everything the locust ate.
But again in Goshen
there was no commotion.
The locust did only yield
a great harvest in Egypt’s field.
Even so, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”

Then came plague number nine
and darkness was the sign.
For three full days Egypt had no sun,
because of what Pharaoh had done.
Darkness was only where Egyptians were,
for in Goshen darkness did not occur.
Egypt was totally dark
still Pharaoh did remark,
“I will not let your people go,
because I, the great Pharaoh, said so!”

God’s mighty plan through Moses’ hand
was being accomplished throughout this land.
God allowed all plagues in order to proclaim
His power and might on earth in His Name.
Egypt thought their gods were vital.
Each plague represented an idol.
This is what caused Egypt to fall,
for the God of Moses is far above all.
Over the days God did display,
His mighty power to Egypt’s dismay.

The last plague on Egypt was number ten
this effected animals, women, and men.
Exactly at midnight the Lord did strike
Egypt’s firstborns and horror did spike.
Wailing was heard long into the night
from Egyptians caught in this fright.
All of Egypt did mourn
over the death of all their firstborn.
Jews were safe when the death angel came,
because they put blood on each doorframe.
Each Hebrew family shared a special meal,
while with Egypt God did deal.

They had prepared a quick feast
of lamb, bitter herbs, bread without yeast.
When Pharaoh’s firstborn died
to Moses Pharaoh replied,
“Take your people and get out!
Egypt does not want any of you about.
Now in your God I believe,
take these slaves and leave.”
~~~
Israel had lived in Egypt 430 years
had toiled and cried many tears.
The Egyptians had equipped
the Hebrews leaving Egypt.
They gave clothing, silver, and gold;
all that the Jews could hold.
There was great joy in the air,
for God freed Israel from despair.
God is permanently faithful,
and the Hebrews were grateful.

From this day forward
Jews need to remember that horrid
Egyptian bondage as a slave,
and the plagues God gave
to set the Hebrews free,
to worship, and praise the Almighty.
Israel is to do this once a year
by celebrating Passover with cheer.
It is God all must fear
this was made quite clear.

Fifty

Some might not think it’s nifty,
to be now turning fifty.
But, little do they know,
this is not a big woe.

Some think it’s over the hill,
having to take one more pill.
Another ache or pain,
it all seems the same.

Some may say,
I see more gray.
More to complain and whine,
for on your face there’s another line.

Some might tell a lie,
And I know the reason why.
Their age is a big deal.
It does seem quite surreal.

It has always been told,
no one wants to get old.
Words forming on the tongue,
everyone wants to be young.

I could go on and on and on about this,
But, I do not want to hear one little hiss.
So, I will move right along.
But, before I say so long.

I do want to say,
on this fine day,
I am glad we’re here,
to celebrate in the cheer.

It’s your 50th birthday,
so come on and let us all say,
Hip, hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip, hip hooray!

An Offering

Why not start off this year
With triumph and cheer
2017 is brand new
Here’s something you can do
This day why not bring
The Lord God an offering
An offering from your heart
This is a good place to start
Begin with thanks and praise
Your voice in worship raise
Give an offering that is best
You will definitely be blessed
Just you wait and see
Gracious and merciful is He