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Kernels of Wheat – Powerful Poetry for August 2012

Breathe on Me, Breath of God!

Stained-glass image of King DavidKing David, as depicted in stained glass

Even though I’m writing this as I sit here in Costa Rica, I wanted to point out that over at our FinestOfTheWheat.org site, there’s a “new” poem/hymn this month.  (We make it a habit to present a new hymn on the first of each month in our Powerful Poetry section over there.)

Drawing from John 20:22 and Ezekiel 37:5-6, lyricist Edwin Hatch offers up a poignant prayer for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.  See the full text on its own page at Breathe on Me, Breath of God.

Since yesterday was my 44th spiritual birthday, I feel duty-bound to offer a “bonus” poem, namely, Charles Wesley’s wonderful Hymn to Be Sung on the Anniversary of One’s Conversion.  It’s a long title, but a wonderful poem — and it contains a hymn you already know, if you keep reading…

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