White Rose Remembered
[Ode to Hans and Sophie Scholl]
On February 18, 1943,
twenty-five-year-old Hans Scholl and his
younger sister, Sophie [both
Christians], along with other members
of the White Rose resistance movement
who'd written, published,
and distributed anti-Nazi leaflets at
universities throughout Germany,
were arrested. Tried by a people's
court, they were unjustly
condemned and beheaded on February 22,
1943. As the
executioner's axe was lifted over his
head, Hans shouted, "Long
What were you thinking on that fateful
When you were discovered basking in the
Light of Truth,
Where no darkness could be found in you?
Fearless of evil, your spirit cried out,
But no one heard you or came to your aid
That is, no one but the One Who'd filled
your heart with perfect peace.
While the whirlwind of brutality swept
by, you stood faithful;
Fear could not hold you down.
Your spirit cried out the more, saying,
"Christians, break the silence! You must
break the silence!"
Even as your tear-stained leaflets
scattered in the wind,
You remained true to your deep inward
Both you and your sister, Sophie, would
Stand bold and unashamed 'til the very
And your compatriots, inspired by your
great sacrificial love,
Would soon join you in captivity,
torture, and even death.
No, Hans, though he tried, the enemy of
Could not silence the "Eternal" beating
of your heart.
To this day, it is still heard through
Who have counted the cost for freedom's
Evil could not triumph over good!
Your sweet fragrance lingers on!
"Save Me L-rd or Else I Die!"
Tears flow freely from the valley,
From the valley of the heart,
Where all hurts and pains are suffered,
Where all joy seems to depart,
Where is felt deep dark depression,
Where is heard the sounds of woe,
Where one's soul is lost and dying,
Where one's life is sunken low.
When one cries in desperation,
"Save me L-rd or else I die",
Then pure Light shatters all darkness
And Salvation draweth nigh.
Redemption's Sweet Song
Across the sands of time,
Dancing to love's sweet song,
Are found two hearts united as one
As the Light of Glory burst forth
And the angels bowed in reverence
And the wind whispered, "holy, holy,
As the two danced barefoot upon the
And love's Eternal Flame burned away the
Leaving a trail of sweet fragrance
And the wind, gently blowing, fanned the
And the flame became an all consuming
And Jerusalem, unveiled, was welcomed by
And love was warm, sweet, and good
And fallen tears had ceased and were
And longed for peace finally invaded the
And Redemption's Sweet Song played on
And Jerusalem smiled.
THERE'S A WORLD FULL OF PEOPLE
world filled with hopelessness,
pain, and despair,
morals are low and crimes
are My voices who profess to know
what it's like to be bound and not
you carry My Word to the lost and
hearts that are broken, to the ones
who are crying?
from soul's window and I'll cause
you to see:
a world full of people desperate to
THE HOUR IS COME, MY JUDGMENT'S NEAR
night, the vision came to me.
me trembling on my knees.
grew black, and the thunder roared,
spake the Voice of my Risen L-RD:
hour is come, MY judgment's near.
My watchmen, My prophets and seers!
recorded will all be fulfilled;
jot and tittle will perform My will.
My vessels, watch ye and pray!
hour is near: My judgment day!"
IN THE LIGHT OF G-D'S LOVE
O' how I
able to fly
in the sky
wings of a dove,
wings of the morning,
sun is arising,
peace is descending
Light of G-D's Love.
my soul is waiting,
home up above,
wings of the morning,
sun is arising,
peace is ascending
Light of G-D's Love.
IT'S TIME, O" ISRAEL, TO TAKE YOUR
against brother, hand against hand;
G-D's nation, dividing G-D's land.
up land for the sake of "peace",
spirit of terrorism will only
has proven that appeasement has
back and see how your enemies have
who still laugh at your tribulation,
planning for your total
of the Trumpet is now crying out:
"Separate from the world! From the
nations, come out!"
Remember, HaShem is faithful and
said in His Word, the same He will
He, O' Israel, Who gave you the
time to unite and to take your
KRISTALLNACHT, THE NIGHT OF BROKEN
November 9-10, 1938
uneasiness felt throughout the land
point to "all was well".
the evil that was lurking
cold, dark blanket fell.
heard life's shattering sound
Throughout the German nation:
horrific sound that stirred up
minions to exhilaration.
crashed through Jewish shop windows,
glass shattering everywhere.
Synagogues were burnt fast to the
Jewish homes were pillaged without a
pleaded for mercy and for justice
those who'd desired them dead,
their neighbors, in deafening
turned away their heads.
It was a
night unlike all other nights
Israel's sons and daughters.
like sheep, they were led away,
Earmarked for the slaughter.
Kristallnacht was the very spark
ignited the Holocaust,
and unspeakable evil
6,000,000 Jewish lives were lost.
entire world stood guilty
crime against humanity
the Nazis, the Church and the
played a role in this atrocity.
bystanders were the largest group
Indifferent, filled with shame,
passivity and their silence
ignite HaShoah's flame.
lesson here speaks loud and clear.
will yet prevail.
will repeat itself
good men, by their silence, fail.
again!" You've given your word.
we're standing alone and you're not
remained silent, not declaring our
dividing our land and the trampling
of G-D's laws.
feel safe in the graves where you
ears deaf to your people's loud cry?
is your heart? How dry are your
your brethren are being forced from
you doing? You've said, "Never
question to you is, will you lend us
open your heart to all that is true?
stand in defense of your fellow
break the silence and come out of
come out of "Egypt" and be
courageous and brave?
return to the old ways in which you
Remembering how your forefathers for
you had fought?
fought for your freedom and led you
to the land,
holding tightly to G-D's powerful
again!" Let your actions ring clear
of HaShem and all that is dear!
ODE TO THE HOLY PROPHETS OF OLD
servants of G-D, who followed His
Voice in days gone by,
not be moved by compromise: to the
flesh they'd chosen to die.
humility, they arose obedient to
Accepting the work commissioned them
as rebuilders of Jerusalem's wall.
were His anointed messengers: His
mouth, His feet, His hands;
listened intently to His still,
small Voice and followed His every
were conscious of His holy power,
they ruled in His authority.
land filled with perversion, they
proclaimed G-D's holy decrees.
were the hearers of heavenly secrets
obtained from the Throne of Grace.
Forsaking all things behind them,
they followed their sweet Ancient of
were men of prayer and communion
who'd stood in the councils of G-D.
consecrated lives leaned heavily
upon His staff and rod.
rebuked all social injustice,
against sin they stood fearlessly.
by G-D's holy will, they helped
"blind" eyes to see.
these men and women of faith who'd
soared in eagle's sky?
were G-D's holy standard bearers who
held His banner high.
G-D IS MY HOPE AND REFUGE
my Hope and Refuge.
trust and be not afraid.
confide in Him,
rely on Him
heat or in the shade.
serve Him with thanksgiving.
lift up His Holy Name forever
follow Him all of my days.
G-D IS BOUND BY HIS WORD DIVINE
of G-D does
upon precept and
little, there a little,
us to His shore.
our own works cease
taste sweet peace
out the door.
DON'T THINK IT
CAN'T HAPPEN TO YOU!
could it be? What is the cause?
have I done? I've broken no laws!
the anger? I don't understand.
we Jews hated throughout the land?
my family? Where is my home?
the darkness around me has grown!
Hurry! The train whistle is
cattle cars are filling. The stench
around me babies are crying.
are praying, people are dying.
shock of it all: It happened so
awakening soul had become violently
train finally stops within hell's
doors fly open to a most gruesome
there ashes all over the ground?
flakes of snow, they were still
silence was deafening, though
thousands stood there
selection, camp clothes and shorn
and their children soon disappeared.
silence, I watched, while my heart
gripped with fear.
sheep, they were led away to the
took pity on Israel's sons and
makes free!" The cold, black iron
the rules or you find yourself dead.
world knew of this devilish place
they turned their backs in full
collaborators, and more.
and Churches to the Jews closed
The entire world sat silently by.
their ears to humanity's loud cry.
could this have happened, this evil
most nations of the world
day, they came for me, a Jew.
think it can't happen to you!
"Heart of darkness, where all evil
voices are silent and morality
small reason, tell me true,
intense hatred for the Jew?"
/ she said, without shame:
not so hard to meter blame!
only getting their just dues.
simply hated because they're Jews!"
ARISE TO THE WATCHMAN'S CALL
the world is fast asleep
ye watchmen of the night,
mount your city's tower!
to give an answer
you see and hear.
see the enemy approaching?
far or is he near?
ye watchmen of the night;
well your city's gates!
trumpet, sound the alarm
it is too late!