Ballad of Armageddon (to be sung sort of like Ballad of the Alamo

by Terry 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • Terry
    Terry

    THE BALLAD of ARMAGEDDON
    _________________

    A Sinner trudged to Salem and he went down on his knee
    asking heaven for a token or a sign of what would be

    But a wind came out of nowhere and a thunderbolt flashed high
    as a sudden hush of stillness brought a rumble and a sigh.

    The Valley of Meggido beckons hordes to reckon blood
    Higher than a bridle comes that roiling, gruesome flood

    In the Valley of the Shadow where the dead will surely rise
    on the day (maybe tomorrow) you will understand if wise.

    Yet the Sinner slept in Salem and his dreams of monstrous fears
    woke him screaming much affrighted as he mumbled washed in tears

    "There's a Harm a Gettin' closer
    There's battle drawing nigh
    And the Judge will render verdicts
    Will you Live or will you Die?"


    In that Valley of Meggido, scorpion stings will paralyze
    and the wrath of God will tangle - with those captives demonized

    Summon Satan and his warriors from the Pit of blackened smoke
    as the prophecies of Prophets who so long ago bespoke.

    Carrion and carnivore with raven beaks will share
    every morsel from the torso of the fallen who died there

    Comes a fearsome roar from every corner of the Earth with sword and shield
    on that day the Lord of Warriors summons to his battlefield.

    Sinner wept in Salem but his prayers were much despised
    "Get away from me" God bellows to the fellows He derides

    "There's a Harm a Gettin' closer
    There's battle drawing nigh
    And the Judge will render verdicts
    Will you Live or will you Die?"


    Moon, blood red, now overhead as stars from heaven fell
    graves surrendered all the dead came crawling out of Hell

    Oceans boiled over where the hissing serpents writhe
    Rich and poor the whole world o'er gave feckless final tithe

    Time for mercies have now ended every forehead marked for sign
    Came the final trumpet ...some for living some for dyin'

    Well, you should have been a preacher and you should have been a teacher
    and you should have chose the narrow gate because your Fate is sealed

    The Day the Old World ended
    the last bell finally rang
    Ending every sinner
    with a whimper not a bang.

    The Lord of Hosts gave blessings and a New World came with Dawn
    But the memory of the sinners once and ever after gone.

    "There's a Harm a Gettin' closer
    There's battle drawing nigh
    And the Judge will render verdicts
    Will you Live or will you Die?"


    Will you Live or will you Die?

    _________
    Terry Edwin Walstrom
    (Sort of like the tune to The Battle of the Alamo)

  • titch
    titch

    Wow! You are quite the poet and lyricist, Terry! Best Regards...Titch.

  • Terry
    Terry

    Oh thanks, titch.
    I was up in the middle of the night and sometimes I write
    something crazy. Sure would like to hear Marty Robbins sing it :)

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