Poems and Short Stories

It's Jewish

When we present God's Holy law,
And arguments from Scripture draw,
Objectors say, to pick a flaw,
"It's Jewish!"

Though at the first Jehovah blessed
And sanctified His day of rest,
The same belief is still expressed,
"It's Jewish!"

Though with creation this rest began,
And thence through all the Scriptures ran,
And Jesus said 'twas made for man,
"It's Jewish!"

Though not with Jewish rites - which passed
But with the moral law 'twas classed;
Which must exist while time shall last,
"It's Jewish!"

If from the Bible we present
The Sabbath's meaning and intent,
This answers every argument -
"It's Jewish!"

Though the disciples, Luke and Paul,
Continue still this rest to call
The "Sabbath-day," this answers all -
"It's Jewish!"

The Gospel Teachers plain expression,
That "sin is of the law transgression,"
Seems not to make the least impression -
"It's Jewish!"

They love the day of man's invention - Sunday.
But if Jehovah's rest we mention,
This puts an end to all contention -
"It's Jewish!"

Oh, ye who thus God's day abuse
Simply because 'twas kept by Jews;
The Saviour too, you must refuse -
He's Jewish!

The Scriptures, then, we may expect
For the same reason you'll reject;
For, if you'll stop to recollect -
They're Jewish!

Thus the apostles, too, must fall:
For Andrew, Peter, James and Paul,
Thomas, and Matthew, John and all,
Were Jewish!

So, to your hapless state resign
Yourself in wretchedness to pine;
Salvation surely you'll decline -
It's Jewish!

By U. Smith

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