Poetry: Knowing Christ

Submitted by Harold S. Paisley

1. Acts 9:5
From amidst the dazzling glory
Brighter than the day,
Hear the words of Saul of Tarsus
Stricken on the way!
"Who art thou Lord?" was his question
And the answer came
"I am Jesus," and his spirit
Bowed to that blest Name.

2. Philippians 3:10
Years have passed, a Roman dungeon,
And a felonís chain
Suffering cares and broken friendships
This his present gain.
Failure all to sight! But nothing
Faithís clear eye can dim.
All is loss he calmly reckons
"That I may know Him!"

3. 2 Timothy 1:12
As the faithful, aged apostle
Nears a martyrís death,
Only Luke will stand beside him
As he yields his breath.
All in Asia now have left him,
Brethren have deceived,
Still "I know" we hear him saying
"Whom I have believed."