Simple Simon


C03 The Fall of Jericho


As Jericho's gates were shut,
To keep the Israelites out.
None could leave or enter
The guarded city's border.

Joshua knew not what to do?
Then, God gave him a clue.
'Soon, you'll take it over,
And it’ll be yours forever.'

'Listen, you march around,
With your soldiers behind,
For six days, once a day,
From where you all stay.'

'Let seven priests,
With their trumpets,
Go in front of this
Holy Covenant Box.'

'On the seventh day,
Follow the same way,
But then, go seven rounds,
With priests' trumpet sounds.'

'Finally, let them sound a long note,
A signal for all of you to shout,
In one voice, that'll vibrate,
And push the city walls out.'

'Easy will be your work.
The open city, you can take.
Into the city, you can walk.
Thus, you fulfill your task.'

Every God's command,
Joshua kept in his mind.
He obeyed what God said.
At the end, success it paid.

They killed without pity,
Every life in the city.
Then the city, they burnt.
Inside when they went.

But Joshua spared the lives
Of Rahab and her relatives,
As she helped two spies,
Who stayed in her house.

Joshua issued a warning,
'If anyone there is trying
To build the city again
It'll be considered a sin.'

'God's curse they'll get
By doing this sinful act,
Hear, this is God's curse
And all of you note this.'

'Whoever lays the foundation,
Will lose his eldest son.
Whoever builds the gates,
Will lose his youngest.'

So, God kept up His word.
And He did what all He said.
Joshua's fame spread far and wide,
By the grace of the Lord.

Submitted: Sunday, October 08, 2006
Edited: Thursday, October 14, 2010

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  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (10/8/2006 7:48:00 PM)

    When I read this, in my mind I could hear the old spiritual, 'Joshua fit the Battle Of Jericho and the walls came tumbling down', playing. What a vivid write. I enjoyed it very much. (Report) Reply

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