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Toil or Rest

By Asher Eagle

Hard Work

Part 1: Toil

"By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread..." (Genesis 3:19)


Toil and strive

Work to provide

On overdrive

Tired and dried

Feeding my pride

Have to survive

Word misapplied

I dive and I dive

Into my work

So family can eat

Lost all my perk

But all’s nice and neat

Outside conceit

Feel like a jerk

But inside downbeat

Into the murk

Deeper I go

Angst and unrest

Feeling so low

Doing my best!

Overly stressed

Much I do owe

Completely depressed

Covered in woe

Enclosed in doubt

Fell into a well

Shout and I shout

Yell and I yell

Trapped in a cell

Have to break out

Heaven or hell

Caught in a drought

Cursed is the land

Thistles and thorns

Trust in my hand

Body is worn

Depleted and torn

Can’t hardly stand

Sweat and worn

Too much demand


Part 2: Rest

Green Pastures
"For we who have believed enter that rest" (Hebrews 4:3)

Believe and trust

He died to provide

Faithful and just

In Him do I hide

His grace applied

He paid the price

Fully supplied

Complete sacrifice

Live by believing

Believe for a living

Work in receiving

Faith in His giving

Lord of provision

Done with my grieving

Out of my prison

Continue perceiving

Birds of the air

Lilies of the field

Knows every hair

Treasure concealed

He bought the field

I am his heir

Finances healed

Seems so unfair

Smothered in favor

Undeserved blessing

He paid the waiver

Done with my stressing

Disarmed my slaver

His love expressing

He does not waver

Grace so caressing

I am so blessed

Milk and honey

He gave His best

Beaten and bloody

Why worry for money

Cease being stressed

Cloudy to sunny

Enter His rest


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