The Right of Redemption

A farm is not a house in town, which sellers can reclaim

within a year of letting go, if EVERYTHING’S repaid. 

Though buyers shouldn’t lose a cent; (the seller had remorse),

but once a year has passed the chance to take it’s gone (of course). 


A village is a different case, for that’s where farmers dwell.

A house out there belongs to land that could be farmed as well.

Its sale is on condition that no matter what it seemed

Like field and vineyard, hill and dale, it, too, can be redeemed.


Like jobs, the lands and houses of the clergy are not theirs.

They’re guaranteed a place to live, set free from earthly cares.

Their sins and troubles sometimes may make moving out a must

but though they rent a spot to others, it can not be lost.    


Photo: by Marc St on Unsplash   

Source:   Leviticus 25: 29-34

Text:  David Alexander, 2021  CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:    Land of Rest  8686D , Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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