Ordained for some great purpose in His hand –
the subject of our study claimed the source
of his truth was the Almighty himself –
by all accounts he was a man of faith –
The sign of blood in the corn, leaves forming
hieroglyphs, unusual birthmarks all
convinced his family a special child
was born among them – a future leader –
As a child he learned to read words and signs
in nature, in the skies above, the crops
that grew in season, his place as a man
enslaved in this land of the free, the brave.
Indeed he was called to some great purpose –
The Savior laid down the yoke he had borne.