Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Eternal Night: A Poem By Leonard Ravenhill

Eternal night! Eternal night!
How dark that night will be
For millions who've not had the Light
But who had every human right
To share that Light with me.

When we shall stand around Christ's throne,
We'll surely be remiss
That they have never, never known
Salvation through His blood alone.
What tragedy is this!

Oh, how shall I , whose present sphere
Is to be cleansed and free,
Stand uncondemned before Thy throne
While millions die- in hell to groan
For all eternity.

Arm of the Lord, awake, awake
Thy Church, cleanse and renew,
And sanctify, endue with power.
Then thrust her forth this very hour
Thy perfect will to do.

-Leonard Ravenhill