Constanza

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Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. —Hebrews 13:8

My Savior, Jesus Christ, His name
Though many friends have I, there is
No other name so dear as His

From heaven’s height to earth He came
He shed His robe of deity
To take upon humanity

He wanted neither wealth nor fame
A stranger in the land He made
Though He was God, yet to God prayed

He raised the dead and healed the lame
Touched blinded eyes and made them see
From hell’s domain set many free

Endured the cross, despising shame
Humility was His renown
His royalty, a thorny crown

He paid sin’s debt and took my blame
The debt that I could never pay
Now all my sins are washed away

From age to age, He’s still the same
My great Redeemer, Savior, King
To Him I owe my everything


Written July 2, 2017
© 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

The constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem woven in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.

I chose the name of the verse form to be the name of my poem because it describes the theme as well as the form. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Life changes like the current changes the seashore, but the Lord Jesus Christ remains constant through it all.

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8 thoughts on “Constanza

  1. Oh WOW, Angela–this blew me away!! Love the word “constanza”, it’s as beautiful as its meaning–and oh, what an awesome tribute to our Lord and Kinsman Redeemer. I’m hushed ❤

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