Old Testament


Job, 42 chapters long, tells of Job's suff'ring,
Allowed by God to be attacked by Satan;
His cattle and sons are killed, he's plagued by boils, why
E'en his wife is urging him to "curse God and die!"
He and his "comforters" wage a lengthy debate
Discussing why and how Job has suffered his fate.
Job himself, the most "upright" man upon the earth,
Wonders "Why, God?" and curses the hour of his birth.
But God appears from a whirlwind in Job's dark hour,
Asking questions Job can't answer, showing His pow'r.
Job declares he's "vile", God extols his righteousness;
By God's hand, after his trials, Job's doubly blessed.

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