Lamentations 1.7 ~ They Still Do

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction, David said, “It is good for me,” And of her miseries, “That I have been afflicted.” All her pleasant things, “That I might learn thy statutes.” That she had in the days of old, When the Judges led Israel. When her people fell into the hand ofContinue reading “Lamentations 1.7 ~ They Still Do”

Lamentations 1.5 ~ The Rod

Her adversaries are the chief, They will not, cannot be denied. Her enemies prosper, Building, growing, gaining. For the Lord hath afflicted her, The rod falls hardest on the hardened heart. For the multitude of her transgressions, So many, so vain. Her children are gone, Taken suddenly, like Job’s. Into captivity before the enemy, TheyContinue reading “Lamentations 1.5 ~ The Rod”

Lamentations 1.4 ~ Grief

The ways of Zion do mourn, Empty streets, no songs, no children laughing, Because none come to the solemn feasts. Where have the children gone? All her gates are desolate, The parades are a distant memory. Her priests sigh, The festal celebrations are ended. Her virgins are afflicted, The days of youthful flower faded, AndContinue reading “Lamentations 1.4 ~ Grief”