Posted on October 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM
Seven green withs around me were bound.
All the ropes were around me found.
They were the seven locks of my sleeping head's hair.
But I awoke to tear away both beam and the heavy snare.
Aye! There hath not come a razor upon my head!
Thus, my strength was with me because of my hair!
If once I'm shaved my strength would be made bare.
Alas, I showed all my heart's secret ways.
And my seven locks were indeed shaved all away.
From that one sore moment, my God I found not!
They bound me in fetters of brass---and my eyes were put out!
But my hair began to grow in mine enemy's prison house.
They brought me to the house of Dagon to mock.
Between the pillars they set me and I "made them sport"1
On the roof three thousand Phillistines laughed and gazed.
(But they didn't know that soon they'd all be amazed!)
I called unto the Lord, and said, "O Lord my God,
Remember me! O' I pray Thee, only this once, O God!"
And I took hold of two pillars in the house were I was found,
And avenged me of mine enemies all around!
Reader, remember Samson and the source of his Great Strength.
Never Fail thy vows to thy God who is all THY Strength.
1 Sport = Hebrew. to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play:---deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock(er), play, rejoice, (laugh to scorn, be in (make) sport.