Saturday, May 07, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven

Travelling to road the east
In search of a holy place
There is no sacred mountain,
Now in all lands men may praise
In spirit and truth

Looking for escape from history
Where life can begin again
There is no fine building,
No city that grants forgiveness
In spirit and truth
The King reigns
Above all places
Beyond time and space
With all authority

No longer does a place stand
Where heaven touches earth
Only Christ is the door
Through which the kingdom comes
In spirit and truth

As time unfolds to its end
Earth is filled with men
With whom is God's home
Where conscience is cleased
In spirit and truth

© Dave Bish, 2005.
From thoughts in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, and chapter 4 of The Gospel of John.