Poem: Be Thou Removed

“When mountain walls confront thy way,
Why sit and weep? Arise and say,
“Be thou removed!” and they shall be,
By power of God, cast in the sea.

All power on earth, all power in heaven
To Christ, the Son of God, is given;
And from the throne He will endue,
And hindrances shall flee from you.

O’er all the power of fiend or man,
Say to the Lord, “I surely can!”
Take from Him power on earth to tread
On serpent’s sting, on dragon’s head.

Whate’er thou art, O mountain high,
Where’er thou art, in earth or sky,
Whene’er thou art, truth is the same:
“Be thou removed, in Jesus’ name!”

“Be thou removed!” Faith bids thee start
For yonder sea—Arise! Depart!
I may, I can, I must, I will
The purpose of my God fulfill.”

Joseph Ellison (1866-1955)

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