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The Patriarch

    More noble than the valiant deeds
       Of shining knights of yore;
    More powerful than earthly plights
       That make the rich man poor;
    More kingly than a royal throne
       Or lion with his pride;
    Is he whose babes sleep well tonight
       Knowing Daddy will provide.

    There is a spirit in this land
       And Jezebel’s her name.
    She’s calling you to leave your home
       For power, fun and fame.
    She wants your wife and children, too.
       She’ll never compromise
    Until your house is torn in two
       By list’ning to her lies.

    Though hundred thousand million men
       May fall prey to her lures,
    And wives en masse leave home in search
       Of more “fulfilling” chores,
    Though preachers praise and friends embrace
       Her pagan plan of death,
    Stand strong and quit you like a man
       With every blessed breath.

    Stand strong and rise, O man of God,
       To meet this noble call.
    The battle is not new, you see,
       It’s been here since the Fall.

    Your wife is your helpmeet, my friend,
       And not another man’s.
    So care for her and keep her far
       From Mistress Jezi’s plans.
    Protect, provide and give to her
       Your undivided life.
    This is the dear one of your youth,
       Your precious bride, your wife.

    And rally to those tiny ones
       Who trust you for their care.
    A lifetime spent discipling them
       Is a lifetime pure and rare.
    For when they put their hands in yours
       And know a daddy’s love,
    You’re showing them a picture of
       The Father from above.

    Look not to worldly goals or gain,
       Nor for your liberty;
    Look only into their sweet eyes
       To find your ministry.
    Devote your heart and sacrifice,
       And make your manly mark.
    There’s none so great as he who finds
       His call as patriarch.

      —Douglas W. Phillips

    Mr. Phillips is president of The Vision Forum, Inc., 32335 US Hwy 281 N, Bulverde, TX 78163