“Lord, Lord” – A Poetic Reflection on Matthew 7:21-23

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 7:21-23, ESV

“Lord, Lord”

Lord, Lord, did we not sing to You
Songs of sentiment and emotion?
Did we not speak of spiritual
Feelings—of dreams and devotion?

Did we not study the science of You
By wrestling angels into submission
And by crafting kinder rituals,
Distill delight from distasteful doctrine?

Did we not image of our souls
A Lord, our Lord, worth adoration?
Who gains the faith of more than few
And paves a broad road into his nation?

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