Antioch Baptist Church, Blacksburg, South Carolina

“Glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee; And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”
(John 17:1b,5b)

I bowed my knees proper

And lonely I drained the basin

My sweat beaded hastily

All stress endued by Satan

And the path broken; shattered

No return to the Eden before

Dimness of light on all corners

The perseverance higher; the intensity the storm

My tears as blood dripping

Sorrow in a cup running over

It is but chastening by my Lord

I am brittle; brushed asunder

The dawn of Calvary bled

Minutes, if not hours premature

For the anguish tethered my soul

To the heart did mercilessness incur

Battered by demons; rotted

A carcass no man would touch

I lunged to that cross; fallen

Into the hands of God I submitted my trust

And now glorify Thy Son

With the glory that was revealed