The Anvil of God’s Word

Anvil of God's Word Poem
The Anvil of God’s Word

Last eve I paused beside a blacksmith’s door,
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor,
Old hammers worn with beating years of time.

“How many anvils have you had,” said I,
“To wear and batter all these hammers so?”
“Just one,” said he, and then with twinkling eye,
“The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.”

“And so,” I thought, “The anvil of God’s Word,
For ages skeptic blows have beat upon,
Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,
The Anvil is unchanged, the hammers, gone.”

John Clifford

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    • Lee
    • December 28, 2010

    This is a beautiful poem Shawn, it was a pleasure to read, profound words speak to the heart and soul, a blessed gift was shared for us all. Merry Christmas, Lee

    • Amulya Kumar Mishra
    • January 4, 2011

    Sweet and beautiful.

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