Monday, August 10, 2009

Poem - A Soldier of the Cross Went Home

A Soldier of the Cross Went Home
by Pearlie Duncan Walker

A Soldier of the cross went home today, no more to roam...
His heart was so faithful and true... Jesus has called him home.
He had a heart of goodness... even as through a war he went.
He did his best for our Country and went where Uncle Sam sent.

His thoughts were calm and true...He never missed a beat.
He thought often of the haven, where his Savior he'd meet.
After all the toil of war was done... a twinkle still in his eyes.
He loved the Savior up yonder... his heart was so wise.

I am sure many people loved this soldier, over the years.
I for one feel on my cheeks, for our great loss; tears.
We will see him again; when God calls the wondrous roll.
I believe that's when we'll be back together again... in the fold.

He was brave and had kindness of all things above.
He went through Normandy and Sicily for us, with love.
He gave his heart to Jesus many years ago as a bond,
Of the belief he had of going to the Father... through the Son.

We will all miss you, our dear soldier boy of long ago
When we playing on Papa's porch; the fireflies all aglow.
We'll see you again, just as I know some of your buddies did.
And, the love that lit up all "Round you, cannot be hid.

Goodbye for now Uncle Grady... I too will see you soon.

He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 11Samuel 22:35

When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. Deuteronomy 20:1,4

And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee. Deuteronomy 31:23

And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you. Deuteronomy 3:21-22

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail. Deuteronomy 31:6

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:5-7

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands. 1Samuel 17:45-47

He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. 11Samuel 22:18

And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 1Kings 20:28

Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them. Jeremiah 46:15

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name: That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress. Amos 5:8-9

Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Psalms 35:1-3

And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded. Zechariah 10:5

The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed. 1Samuel 2:10

For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill. Isaiah 30:15-17

There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good. ... Ecclesiastes 9:14-18

Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. Proverbs 20:18
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. Proverbs 24:6

Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. Luke 14:31-32

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4

And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Micah 4:3

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Ephesians 6:13-14

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 11Timothy 2:4

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