Beyond the Pale of the Maddening Din

Beyond the pale of the maddening din,
The golden light is shining!
Past the toil and the strife within,
For beyond are heartbeats pining.
What on earth could satisfy
An insatiable hunger?
Only the holy bread of life;
Satisfied eternal.
Whispers cruel from the maddening din
Threaten to undo us.
Fears without and a faint amen,
Deep in our hearts are knives thrust.
Rise up now from this death!
The Risen one has conquered!
Dragon slain by the Slain One’s breath;
Endless living proferred.
I will not stay in the maddening din,
For it is not my home now.
It will be made new again!
Already but not yet; vowed.
Golden light shall illuminate
From the Lamb upon His throne!
Vain striving meets its final fate
As heaven and earth are one.
Vain striving will meet its final fate
As heaven and earth become one.
D.A. Speer

D.A. Speer

In no particular order, Daniel has worked in a fur coat store, worked for a medical equipment delivery company, has shoveled piles of horse manure out of a barn, has worked in tobacco fields, has fathered and is currently helping to raise four children, has a BA degree in English and Bible, is an international career missionary in Hokkaido, Japan, has been married 15 years to the same lovely bride, has seen Stryper in concert 4 times, worked for Vanderbilt hospital repairing medical equipment for 5 years, made his own .com website when he was 16, has made some not so great electronic music, and would like to, one day, write and record some music in Japanese.

3 thoughts on “Beyond the Pale of the Maddening Din

  • June 24, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    This is good, both poetically and theologically!

    • June 24, 2022 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks Steve! Always appreciate seeing your comments. 🙂

      • June 26, 2022 at 7:34 pm

        Just listened to this. Sounds great. It sounds like something Christian hobbits and dwarves would sing. I know it doesn’t sound like it, but this is the highest complement.


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