Stephen Paul Schulz

(Crystal Beach, Florida, USA)

The Nazarene

[Hast Lebanon not cedars born? Senir, her fabled firs?
Doth Egypt not boast Pharaoh's shrines - while Greece, philosophers?
O Israel, thine mountains low - raised art thine valleys green,
For ne'er, was e'er such power sent as in The Nazarene.
From the land of the Beershebites to coasts of Northern Dan,
The prophets saw the vision - "Son of God" as "Son of Man."
O Israel, with seers stoned, thy temple's veil tore twain
When in thy dark Golgotha was the Rose of S

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