Holy, Holy, Holy – A Poem

Quite a while ago I wrote a poem for Idylls for the King, the Christian literary blog I contribute to (which is on summer hiatus right now). I realized that I had never posted this poem here and that some of those who read here might enjoy it as well. I also think it fits well with my theme of prayer that brings us closer to God because it is about the character of God. It is His character as Holy that we come to know better when prayer is focused on our relationship with Him.

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy is my Father
On high He sits and reigns
Loves us as sons and daughters
You and I His domain

Holy is the Son
On the cross was slain
Lamb of God, the Perfect One
You and I to gain

Holy is the Spirit
Our comforter in pain
Leading from the pit
You and I He sustains

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

   “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
   the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Isaiah 6:1-3 (NIV).

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8 responses to “Holy, Holy, Holy – A Poem

  1. Great poem. Seems to be your gifting. Thank you for posting it!

  2. I love this poem! And don’t remember reading it at Idylls, so I’m glad to have my sagging memory refreshed, in such a holy way. :) Praying for your week off to be just what God wants it to be, for you and your family. :) God bless you and all these posts that He so amazingly blesses you and us with! That’s what I like about that post a day challenge . . .it has me needing to be with Him all the more. :)
    love, deb

    • Deb, I’m glad this was all new for you! ;) It really was my way of posting something easy for today. Next week is really going to be a challenge because I think I have to do it all ahead of time! I don’t know if we’ll have Internet where we are going, or that I will have time when we are trying to enjoy the great outdoors. But that’s all the more reason I need Jesus to help me. :) I already have an idea for my Music Monday post. ;) Peace, Linda

  3. Ann

    Thanks Linda.

    Great piece on the “Blessed Trinity” !

    Your poem also made me think of Leviticus 11:44 “… consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. …”

    Holy is our Lord indeed!

    Thanks for sharing
    Blessings
    ann

    (lol. Do I see a Tuesday Three in here somewhere? :-) )

    • Ann, Thank you so much for adding that beautiful song! I had never heard it before but it is perfect to go with this post. As for a Tuesday Three, perhaps His Holiness will be the subject of a future Tuesday Three post. I will keep my eyes and ears open! Peace, Linda

  4. You have a gift with writing poetry. Always enjoy your post! I will be taking a week off to spend time with family and to allow God to refill my cup. I have one more post that I will publish in the next couple of days and then time off! But, I will be back! God is still speaking and I still have to write!
    Blessings to you and your family! April

    • April, Thank you. It is definitely a gift that was given when I started really listening to God for my poetry. My older poetry, which was very self-centered and dark, was not nearly as good. I pray you will have a wonderful time off. I’m taking a week vacation next week, too, but plan to schedule a post for every day before I leave. It is times like this that I wonder why I took the post-a-day challenge! But it has been wonderful to feel the need to listen to Him each day for what to write. Peace, Linda

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