Lest Lemay

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1. Job's Patience 10/24/2005

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Job's Patience

O land of Uz, in you a foe his protest lodged
Against God’s awesome grace
And thrust Job toward a giant growth of faith.

His tests severe: offspring slashed by sword,
Wealth wrought to naught, and body burst
Entire with agonizing boils,
Till succor ceased.

Accusing comforters
Assailed him without a trace of grace,
Raised against Job’s innocence
High indictments.

Job pled for death,
Yet glimpsed a life hereafter.
Job cried to God for meeting; but with Mediator.

O’er blind mazes he Faith’s scaffold formed
Upreaching, inequities ...

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