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When does doctrine fall like rain?

Can it really be like the dew of the morning?

The dew of our morning soul, refreshing us?

How can that old dry doctrine be like that?

On a people and the earth that is parched and dry?

Rain mixed with the fire of truth

Revive us again!


Legend and myth tell us that the silent mute swan sings a mournful song prior to its death

This is the swan song of Moses


"His eyes were not weak, nor his strength gone."

He stood once again before his people. Many years before, after his trip down from the mountain and with a face that was glowing he had delivered another message. He had delivered the law that God had given him. It was the law that would take them to the shores of the Jordon.

Now they were on the shores of the Promised Land.

After forty years of wandering in the wilderness.

He had taken them as far as the law could take them.

Now he would deliver to them a new song.

His swan song.


He stood before them, a fitness guru's dream

One hundred and twenty years old with eyes clear, strong and virile

With a voice as mighty waters

His words would indeed fall as rain

Mingled with fire

The law could not take his people across the river to the Promised Land

It would be Joshua who would take them across

Did Moses sing the song?

I like to imagine he did

Unlike the legend of the swan, this was not a song of mourning


"Listen, O heavens and I will speak

Hear O earth, the words of my mouth

Let my teaching fall like rain

And my words descend like dew

Like showers on new grass

Like abundant rain on tender grass

I will proclaim the name of the Lord

Oh praise the greatness of the Lord

He is the Rock, his words are perfect

And all his ways are just."

"Like an eagle stirs up its nest

That spreads its wings to catch them."

Shortly after this great man delivered this beautiful swan song

God called Moses up to the mountain again

He was carried away in secrecy from his people

The angel Gabriel carried him away

He would see the glory of God

He had asked God

"Show me your glory."

- excerpts from Deuteronomy 32


"And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire,

and standing beside the sea those who had been victorious over the beast

And his image and over the number of his name.

They held harps given by God and sang the song

Of Moses and the song of the Lamb

"Great and marvelous are your deeds

Lord God Almighty

Just and true are your ways

King of the ages

Who will not fear you, O Lord

And bring glory to you, O Lord

And bring glory to your name?

For you alone are holy

All nations will come

And worship before you

For your righteous acts have been revealed." - Revelation 15

This is the song the redeemed will sing in eternity

The song of Moses and the Lamb.


"All glory and praise

To the Lamb that was slain

Who hath borne all our sins,

And hath cleansed every stain

Hallelujah! Thine the glory

Hallelujah! Amen.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory

Revive us again."

- William P. Mackay


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