Seen and Heard

We canst but speak the things we have seen
We canst but share the things we have heard
The things we have handled-the word of life
The pierced hands of a risen Christ
Twelve baskets of fish and bread we bore
The rending of the veil, fulfillment of the law
The passion of the Christ and his execution
His burial and his resurrection
Witnesses of a man who rose again
We now the bearers of the flame
God forbid we ever let it go out
As we sail over stormy seas of fear and doubt
Though men shut our mouths, yet we speak
In God we are strong, though we be weak

Story behind the poem:

From Acts:

Act 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
Act 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

I think that says it all. 🙂

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