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Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Melody of the Bible by Peter Menkin

Author: Peter Menkin

Hearing read readings from the New Testament, "The melody of the Bible..."

For many years I have enjoyed and learned from hearing read and reading the New Testament. My Bible is "The New Oxford Annotated Bible" New Standard Revised Version. I also hear the Bible on Sunday when I attend Sunday worship services. In the Church where I attend the Gospel is read on Sunday by the Priest (minister), who usually reads in a manner that is proclamation. We have three readings usually.

The second is an Epistle. I look forward during Sunday worship to hear the Gospel and the Epistle. We also read from the Old Testament, but my poem for this post is about hearing the New Testament.

I think the Old Testament has much to teach us, and tells the history of man with God, or as some say, the history of God in human history. Liking the Old Testament, I wanted to include a mention of it so not to ignore the books.

This is a serious revised poem from the original.

The melody of the Bible...

by Peter Menkin


You cause my yearnings,

speakers so fluid as doves

lovely messengers, you bring

me to desire the Gospel

words that make


New Testament.

Desire to hear of Him,

those fruits given

with mercy, healing


in his blood,

"joy for all the members

in the sorrows of the Head."



Audio reading of poem by the poet is here:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheMelodyOfTheBibleByPeterMenkin

Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA (north of San Francisco).

My blog:
http://www.petermenkin.blogspot.com

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