Although he was the soldier, who led the victory,
he suffered from the evil of ugly leprosy.
A little girl of Israel lived in the great man’s house,
she served as servant girl to the mighty warrior’s spouse.
One day she told her mistress of healing back at home,
A prophet whom she thought had the power to make whole.
The king was told the news and, he ordered up a trip.
A note got wrote and sent with some silver, gold and kit.
The king on Isr’el’s throne first received the mighty guest.
He knew he wasn’t God, so, instead he was distressed.
The prophet heard the news and saw opportunity.
“Stop griping and your crying, just send that guy to me.”
Arriving at the house with a majestic company.
He heard another servant tell him how to get clean.
In anger when he heard of the actions he should take;
a clash of expectations convinced him it was fake.
But he, too, had some servants (like wife and prophet, too).
Who, blessed with wisdom, calmed him, advising what to do.
“It’s risky, go and try it. What have you got to lose?”
And washing in the Jordan, restored his skin to youth.
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Source: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-NC SA 4.0
Tune: Lancashire, Public Domain
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