This is one of those request posts. I have several requests on the table but they take thought. Here is one that didn’t take any thought at all. It comes from Iyov. He wants to hear our thoughts on the Bible in Limerick by Christopher Goodwins. (I’ll start off – the others here are encouraged to post as well on their reaction to this new and revolutionary version.)
My favourites are as follows – from the Old Testament,
- Job came out in boils everywhere
The thing that might make a man swear!
But sitting in ashes
Job scraped at his rashes,
And spent a week pulling his hair.
Now we know what Iyov was up to last week! The other verses don’t scan nearly as well as this one. Some require an accent that I definitely lack.
- God’s holiness, greatness, and power
We praise, with loud music, each hour!
Harp, trumpet ,and lute,
Cymbals, dances, and flute!
All whó breathe – praise God, our Pa-pa!
And from the New Testament,
- A crowd had been round Him for hours
‘They’ll be hungry,’ said Jesus. His powers
To feed them He used.
With compassion, He mused –
‘Fish and bread, more than ever, are yours!’
- Saul, breathing threatening and slaughter,
Killed dad and mum – yes – son and daughter.
On Damascus’ road,
Jesus called him, aloud!
He became Paul – the Christian’s aorta!
The Bible Word never retires.
Read now, while the Spirit inspires.
Find out that it’s true!
What does God say to you?
Then do it, until breath expires!
As to my thoughts on this stuff. Well, for all those who want a common Bible to commit to memory – I think we have it. I commend to you the Bible in Limerick Verse – it really hums along.