I Am an Amish Man
March 1, 2017
I am an Amish man; we have much history,
In Switzerland, France, Holland and Germany,
Religious freedoms were denied in those nations,
So some fled to America to escape the situation.
I am an Amish man; my roots run deep,
Blood was spilled in this heritage that I reap,
My ancestors suffered persecution for Christ’s sake,
Many were burned alive while tied to a stake.
I am an Amish man; today we are free,
To worship our God in this land of liberty.
It would be a huge loss and bring us shame,
If we ever forget about from where we came.
I am an Amish man; plus I’m your brother,
All of us humans need to respect one another,
While striving to be friendly, meek and kind,
And loving God with our heart, soul, and mind.
I am an Amish man; some think we’re odd,
By the way we live and die to serve our God.
But God does want us to be a peculiar people,
There’s more to faith than a tall church steeple.
I am an Amish man; it is a great challenge,
To live a simple life that is perfectly balanced,
And to always let our lights shine before men,
Until our Lord returns in the clouds once again.
I am an Amish man; we do love to farm,
And work with nature without doing it harm,
It’s fun to have a few horses and some cows,
Along with our chickens, goats and the sows.
I am an Amish man; our life is grand,
As we sweat and toil to live off the land,
It’s kinda hard to explain just exactly how,
Our food tastes better in the sweat of our brow.
I am an Amish man; it brings us great joys,
To have families with lots of girls and boys,
They make life as interesting as it can be,
While watching them grow up to be just like we.
I am an Amish man; we are very blessed,
But would we be faithful if put to the test,
To give up everything we have for our Lord,
Instead of trying to defend yourself with a sword?
I am an Amish man; sometimes we’re sad,
Things have changed a lot since I was a lad,
This world is moving at a much faster pace,
And it would like to drag us into its rat race.
I am an Amish man; after we are gone,
Others will reap from the seeds we have sown,
And hopefully Christ will take us home with Him,
To a place where there won’t be any more sin.comments powered by Disqus« Back to Articles