Old Testament


Joshua, two-four chapters, tells how, by God's hand,
He conquered and divided up the promised land.
The Israelites cross the Jordan - God parts in two
When the ark-bearing priests step therein - all march through.
In the line to Christ, harlot Rahab, Jericho
Having saved two spies, is spared, scarlet thread in window,
When after sev'n days circling, and sev'n trumpets blown,
With a shout from Israel the walls tumbled down.
Told "take no spoils!", Achan did, and for this alone
The Israelites were routed at Ai, Achan stoned!
The rest is sweet - God e'en made sun and moon stand still
So Joshua could end off a battle at will!

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