April 1990


To Penny


my friend

for years I have prayed over you

years that once only grew larger

as my prayers grew shorter

but I did pray

that God would save you

redeem you

and call you “My child”

and, when I prayed

I meant it


thank God!

that He is more faithful than I

thank Him who claimed you

and now at last does have you

praise our great Lord and King

that His rule extends to your heart


I pray still

for others, your friends

and also for you

that this awesome God who is ours

may always by yours

now, at last

having grasped the gift

do not release it

on pain of death


praise our great God

you are saved!


To Penny
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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