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The Heart
by Paul Leaman

 (Based on: Matthew 13)

Jesus said, Behold, a sower went forth to sow,
Some fell by the road side, then eaten by the crow;
Some fell on stony ground, grew, then quickly died,
Some fell among thorns, and their life too was denied.

But other seed fell on good ground,
And the yield was truly profound;
Some brought forth thirtyfold,
Some brought forth sixtyfold.

But in the best, a hundredfold did grow,
The disciples asked, just what did this parable show?
The first group were only Hard Hearted folks,
The Devil took the word away, saying, it's just a joke.

The second group were Faint Hearted and fell away
Temptation came, they didn't plea, they didn't even pray;
The third group were Half Hearted Christians, but Oh!
Cares, riches and pleasures, troubled them so.

The forth, Honest Hearted Christians held fast the word,
Keept the word and obeying from God, all they heard;
So my friend, what about your heart?
Is it hard or faint or to God, set apart.

Oh trust God's word, and keep it with all your might,
The more you keep the word the more you will delight;
And thank God for the sowing of His word in your heart,
Bring forth abundant fruit and from Christ, never depart.

© 2004 by Paul H. Leaman

This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.

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