Old Things New

new-life-from-deathFor growth in Christ, this must ensue:
A metamorphosis within,
That all things old may be made new.

The learning of a different view,
Increasing much in discipline,
For growth in Christ, this must ensue.

To former passions bid adieu;
Conversion must be genuine,
That all things old may be made new.

Unruly passion to subdue,
A liberation from all sin:
For growth in Christ, this must ensue.

The things of heaven now pursue,
Becoming deaf to worldly din,
That all things old may be made new.

The heart and mind He will renew,
Now let redeeming work begin;
For growth in Christ, this must ensue
That all things old may be made new.

 

© 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. —2 Corinthians 5:17

Villanelle — 19 lines with rhyme scheme of aba, aba, aba, aba, aba, abaa, where lines 1 & 3 are repeated alternately at the end of the succeeding stanzas and appear together at the end

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