~ No Longer the Dogs ~


No Longer the Dogs

 
Listen! The Lord is now speaking,
Picture the scene in your mind:
A beggar
with sores that were weeping
Was laid at the gate, there to find

That dogs
were his only companions,
They mockingly
lapped at his sores.
While the wealthy man
lived in his mansion,
And costliest clothing he wore.

The wealthy man
wanted for nothing,
Whose riches
increased every day,
But truly
he lacked understanding;
‘Cause soon
he would have to give way -


To the call
that respecteth no person:
Death calls on the rich
and the poor.
And moment by moment
would worsen,
Remembering
his life lived before.

The beggar
who lived for a morsel
Of bread from the table which fell,
Was laid there
in squalor so awful.
And now the rich man was in hell.


Remembering
when he had the power
To meet the poor beggar’s
great need.
Oh, he had neglected the hour,
And traded his soul for his greed.


The poor man was dying,
The Lord tells -
And soon he was carried away.
No longer the dogs but the angels
Did tend to the beggar that day.


He didn’t have trouble in learning
To humble himself was a must.
Sometime
in his earthly sojourning
In God he had put all his trust.

AleB






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