There Are Rules


There Are Rules

Savior of the World

Micham

There are rules for joining of two timbers:

First you find the surest, truest ground.

Then you sink the footing where it always will stand,

And nothing under heav’n can bring it down.

Mary’s Mother

There are rules for joining of two people:

Women

First betrothal known throughout the land,

Then a year of raising high a good Hebrew house,

Then wrapping of the hands in swaddling bands.

Joseph and Micham

Build a house for a prophet,

Filled with law and truth –

Women

A house for a handmaid

Obedient as Ruth.

Joseph and Micham

Build it firm as a mountain,

A house of faith and prayer

All

For the children,

Joseph and Mary

Israel’s children,

All

Ever pure and fair.

Joseph

Build a house and marriage with devotion,

Follow every rule that God prescribes,

Then observe how the promises to Father Abraham

In me and in my house are realized.

Joseph and Micham

Build a house for a prophet,

Filled with law and truth –

A house for a handmaid

Obedient as Ruth.

Build it firm as a mountain,

A house of faith and prayer

For the children,

Israel’s children,

Ever pure and fair.


Topics

Obedience, marriage, Savior of the World