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Stand Still and See!

Post  Fenny West on Fri 26 Sep 2008, 6:58 pm



“Let my People go!”
But Pharaoh said, ’No!’

‘Let’s go and worship
We don’t belong to this ship.’

“You are my slaves.
Tell me, who can save?

Then God sent the plagues-
Flies, frogs, lice, came in a rage.
Fear stared Egypt in the face.
Anguished gripped her many days.
They dared defy the Most High.
Death of first born was a big blow-
The last straw that broke Carmel’s back.
Egypt reeled in God’s judgment stew.
Mayhem and doom paraded the streets.

Ok, go! Go away! Go right now!!

Israel was freed, released to go.
Set free from the manacles of her foe.

Covered by day by a pillar of cloud,
Directed by night by a pillar of fire,
Jacob danced, jubilated, sang aloud;
Saved from slavery- their heart’s desire.

Pharaoh had a second thought:

‘I must pursue. I must overtake.
Sending them away was a mistake.
Go and get these people; our slaves.
I take back the freedom that I gave.
Where do they think they’re going?
We can’t do without their service.’

And so in hot pursuit they went,
Breathing fire and brimstone,
Huffing and puffing all along.


Israel saw them and melted.
Shaking in her boots, she cried!

“What have you done to us, Moses?
Brought us here for the slaughter?
Are there no graves in Egypt?
See the WOE you have brought us into.
Were we not better as slaves?
Did we not tell you to leave us in bonds?

‘Stand still and see,’ Moses commanded.
Salvation will come from the Master of the Sea.

Moses cried out to God:

“See, they want to lynch me.
Did you not say, ‘Let My people go!?’”

‘Use your authority, the rod.’

So Moses obeyed God’s Word.
Lifted his rod and parted the sea.
The sea saw Him and fled both sides,
Making an express way, a high way.
Israel was amazed, and walked through.
Faithful and True showed what He could do.



Egypt was bold, brazen to follow,
But this spelled her downright sorrow.
She sank like lead in the sea.
Her demise was open for Israel to see.

It was the blood trap.
Egypt played into His hands.

Israel sang:
'The Lord is my strength,
And has become my salvation.
He is my God, my fortress and shield.
God has triumphed gloriously.
His right Hand and holy Arm,
Have gotten Him the victory.
The horse and the rider
Has He hauled into the sea.'

'He makes a way
where there is no way.
He remains the same
yesterday, today and forever.'

Do you face a red sea?
Is Satan and his cohorts in hot pursuit?
Look to Jehovah Nissi –
your Victorious Banner.
Call upon his Name
The Name above all names.
Then stand still and see!


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Post  Common on Fri 26 Sep 2008, 9:55 pm

THIS IS AWESOME FENNY!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MADE IT UP!!!!!

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Post  Fenny West on Mon 29 Sep 2008, 8:49 pm

Thanks,Common

God bless you abundantly


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Post  ilovejesus on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 6:31 pm

I agree and Fenny you have pictured the whole Exodus beautifully.

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Post  sunshine307 on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 6:45 pm

Thank you for this poem and I agree that you have beautifully penned down the whole Exodus. The most amazing part of Exodus is the Power of God and stubbornness of Pharaoh. We still find Pharaohs in our lives, who deny God adding words to what God has said. They keep on changing their minds and keep on testing God of His patience. Thank you Fenny because your poems give life to this forum.

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Thank you very much

Post  Fenny West on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 8:51 pm

Thank you immensely , Sunshine and IloveJesus

May the Lord cause His face to shine on you


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