Light To The Nations

Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken.”  Isaiah 28:16

Israel’s shepherd and Israel’s stone,
promised Messiah, revealed and foretold,
Zion’s foundation, His glory is shown,
Israel’s shepherd and Israel’s stone.
Strong root of Jesse to graft in His own,
gathers His people and adds to His fold,
Israel’s shepherd and Israel’s stone,
promised Messiah, revealed and foretold.
David’s descendant now sits on the throne,
Israel’s shepherd and Israel’s stone,
Remnant of Jacob, you’re never alone,
Light to the nations, to have and to hold.
Israel’s shepherd and Israel’s stone,
Promised Messiah, revealed and foretold.

Poetry Type: Triolet



Filed under Faith, God, Hebrew, Israel, Jesus, Life, Love, Redemption

33 responses to “Light To The Nations

  1. oh, this is so profoundly powerful! The richness of the generations breathes through this.

  2. The repetition and cadence here–well, to use current language–they rock. If I read it several times, the beat continues to move me. And, of course, the content lifts up Jesus. What more can ask?

  3. Lovely poems on this page.

  4. Clarifying…..lovely poems on this website, not just one page of it.

  5. A perfect reminder of God’s rich love for His people; past, present and future! His word is truly inspired in you Scotti!

  6. Scotti, you have such a beautiful way of seeing God’s Word through your poetry. I hope you never stop, or better yet, put these is a book…. I would like a signed copy please 🙂

  7. Hi Scotti,

    Your poem is beautiful and full of solid truth. Praise the Lord! I read your poem to my husband last night and he told me to tell you that he loved it too.


  8. This is good!! I love the rhythm and repetitions, makes it feel solid and unmovable. Thanks so much for visiting my site also. God bless you, Jonie

  9. “Israel’s shepherd and Israel’s stone” That is such a marvelous line, bringing together His tender care and His immovable strength. I enjoyed this immensely.

  10. Very beautiful poem, Scotti. I’m so glad that Israel’s shepherd and stone chose to open the door of salvation to the Gentiles, when He came down to earth as a man and gave His life on Calvary. Now I can say He’s my shepherd and my stone. Thank you, Jesus!

  11. i’m liking the repetition in this! nicely done you :0)

  12. vincentlyonsden

    Beautiful poetry and a neverending truth. I don’t know why it took me so long to find this poem!
    God bless,

  13. This is a wonderful poem, Scotti!

    I’ve only ever written one triolet–just for an exercise to see if I could do it. I really love this one–the rhythm is great, and the message comes through loud and clear as worship.

    And thanks for dropping by my blog, too! It’s nice to see you there.

    Love, Cindy

  14. God bless you Scotti~ Dan. 12:3

    • Hi Stan,

      Long to time no hear! I hope you are well. That scripture reference lights up my spirit! Thank you for sharing those beautiful words.

      May God bless you always,

      “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3

  15. veritasxlogos

    So good! Sooo good. Whimsicle like a triolet should be. A good line drawn from Old to New. Its repetition doesn’t come off as redudance, but rather as addition of layers.

    Very nice, as always.


  16. This is really good, I love the rhythm 🙂

  17. Stan

    God bless you Scotti. Keep writing~

  18. Thanks for the encouragement, Stan!

    “Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

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