A brief poem on the beheading of 21 Christians in Libya.

Twenty-one men gave up the ghost;
for Christian faith they perished.
Twenty-one men joined heavenly host;
Their blood the Church shall cherish.
Twenty-one times evil stopped hearts,
and stole away their breath.
Twenty-one heads from bodies part,
yet still they taste not death.
Twenty-one tongues for now are stilled
that once confessed their Lord.
Twenty-one times a martyrs cry,
“Christ, my Lord and God.”
Twenty-one we pray will hear,
“Well done, my faithful sons.”
Twenty-one who now behold
the blessed Three-in-One.
Twenty-one not coming home,
until that blessed day,
when Twenty-one will rise again,
and we will hear them say:
“There is a Death that conquered death, and love that covered sin.”
Twenty-one whose race is done;
Lord, may we also enter in.



February 24, 2015 · 2:43 am

2 responses to “A brief poem on the beheading of 21 Christians in Libya.

  1. Reblogged this on Kitchen Table Theologians and commented:
    Very well said


  2. Love this I just reblogged this