Old Things New

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Villanelle

For growth in Christ, this must ensue:
A metamorphosis within,
That all things old may be made new.

The learning of a different view,
Increasing much in discipline,
For growth in Christ, this must ensue.

To former passions bid adieu;
Conversion must be genuine,
That all things old may be made new.

Unruly passion to subdue,
A liberation from all sin:
For growth in Christ, this must ensue.

The things of heaven now pursue,
Becoming deaf to worldly din,
That all things old may be made new.

The heart and mind He will renew,
Now let redeeming work begin;
For growth in Christ, this must ensue
That all things old may be made new.

© 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved
from The Abundant Heart

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