Elisaba’s Prologue to Magnificat

Teen Pregnancy

and Elisabeth (Ἐλισάβετ / أليصابات / אֱלִישֶׁבַע) was filled with the Holy Ghost:
And she spake out with a loud voice, and said

Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

And whence is this to me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears,
the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

And blessed is she that believed:
for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her
from the Lord.

Luke 1:41-45 [KJV]

Social Justice: Hannah Belts It Out

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And Hannah prayed, and said,
My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord:
my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies;
because I rejoice in thy salvation.

There is none holy as the Lord:
for there is none beside thee:
neither is there any rock like our God.

Talk no more so exceeding proudly;
let not arrogancy come out of your mouth:
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.

The bows of the mighty men are broken,
and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

They that were full have hired out themselves for bread;
and they that were hungry ceased:
so that the barren hath born seven;
and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

The Lord killeth, and maketh alive:
he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich:
he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill,
to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory:
for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.

He will keep the feet of his saints,
and the wicked shall be silent in darkness;
for by strength shall no man prevail.

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.

I Samuel 2:1-10 [KJV]

Good Shepherd w/ Flame-Thrower

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The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice;
let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

Clouds and darkness are round about him:
righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

His lightnings enlightened the world:
the earth saw, and trembled.

The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

The heavens declare his righteousness,
and all the people see his glory.

Confounded be all they that serve graven images,
that boast themselves of idols:
worship him, all ye gods.

Zion heard, and was glad;
and the daughters of Judah rejoiced
because of thy judgments, O Lord.

For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth:
thou art exalted far above all gods.

Ye that love the Lord, hate evil:
he preserveth the souls of his saints;
he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Light is sown for the righteous,
and gladness for the upright in heart.

Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous;
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psalm 97 [KJV]

Kipling (from “Lispeth”)

 

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Look, you have cast out Love! What Gods are these
You bid me please?
The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so!
To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease
Than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.

Prefatory poem to the short story  found in  Plain Tales from the Hills (1888)

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