St. Paul Grace
In feel that I have some affinity
With the apostle Paul, who blasphemer
Persecutor of the church and schemer
Even murderer, was saved by God's grace
On the Damascus road, the Trinity
Of God, His Spirit in Christ Jesus' face
For sure I am no Paul, but I've been told
As rank blasphemer, look for grace, be bold,
Don't give up hope. And I thought of Paul
Won for Christ by him alone, all sins' trace
Though there were many, made to be like snow,
Washed (strange image) in the Lord's forgiving
Blood. Focus on Pauls' passionate grieving
For his former state, grasp of all God's grace,
Be far proclaimed. Think humbly of your place
In this the world of God, and realise
All you can do, for hope of Christ's dear prize,
Remember grace, be found upon life's road.
For your own witness there is time and space.
Pray for a new, calm spirit, Christ's abode!