The Ten Verses of Obad-Hai

Ancient Father old and wise,
For the faithless tempest rise.
Hear our voices raised to thee,
In hymns of praise from land and sea.

As he commands the rains shall come,
‘tis his banner from oceans swum.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the doubters tempest rise.

His ancient cloak and warding shroud,
Heavy, swirling, sightless cloud.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the blind your tempest rise.

Deftly fingers play the Shalm,
Heavy, humid, guiling calm.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the weary tempest rise.

Unkempt locks of icy white,
Wind and rains lash morn to night.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the wakeful tempest rise.

Piercing eyes of scornful blue,
Smashing boats of sailors new.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the foolish tempest rise.

Stalwart legs of mammoth stride,
Bringing lightning ‘pon thunderous tide.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the deafened tempest rise.

Arms that drive the restless waves,
Flood the ships and coastal caves.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the sea borne tempest rise.

Winds, his fury baleful swell,
Uproot trees and masts of sail.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the sailors tempest rise.

Lifts his shield of screaming breath,
Hurricane howls his sentence; death.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the doomed your tempest rise.

Raises sword of sea and sky,
Cyclones swirling from on high.
Ancient Father old and wise,
For the living tempest rise.

The Ten Verses of Obad-Hai

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