Roy Allen

Today... 'The Captain Of The Lord's Hosts' - Poem by Roy Allen

When to Joshua You first appeared
Worshipping You he trembled and feared
For he was standing on Holy ground
And the shoes from his feet he unbound.

No enemy on earth or in hell
can withstand Your power to prevail
Satan and his minions take flight.
and flee with great trembling from the fight.

Over death You've won the victory
receiving all the honour and glory
The Captain of the Lord's Hosts arose
and conquered Satan and all His foes.

When I stand on the holiest ground
and there in Your presence I am found
'My Lord and my God' I will declare
and remove my shoes as I stand there.

With my face turned to the ground in fright
lost in wonder at my Captains sight
Then as Your comforting word I hear
removing all of my guilt and fear.

The Captain of the Lord's hosts has died
To make me His own was crucified
Then in mighty power He arose
winning victory over all His foes

Great Captain of the Angel armies
when You advance the enemy flees
No foe can withstand The Captains might
and Satan is banished from His sight

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Joshua 5: 14-15
And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant? And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

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The Bible calls You by many names
each one giving a glimpse of Your glory.
Like a cut diamond radiating in the sun
with every facet depicting an aspect
of Your Divine Nature.
Today I have thought of You as
'The Captain of the Lord's hosts '

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 4, 2013

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