Overgrown and Overthrown

The vineyard overgrown by thorns with nettles on the ground,

its unused wine press at one side and stone wall broken down; 

taught me a lesson, as I passed, of someone I could be, 

if leisure seized my time and want became my company.


With folded hands, not for a pray’r, but just to take a rest,

his power to preserve for better meeting coming tests.

Don’t say he’s lazy; he’s prepared! Like everyone he knows

that robbers lurk, prepared, wherever honest people go.  


Photo: by Thomas Galler on Unsplash

Source:  Proverbs 24:30-34

Text:  © David Alexander, 2021

Tune: Cripplegate,  Public Domain

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2014/Score/IHopedThatWith-Cripplegate.pdf 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com   Used by Permission

%d bloggers like this: