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Ode To Oral Roberts






Ode To Oral Roberts
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An icon in evangelism...
A giant in the ministry
Mourning for this man of God,
I'm just as sad as sad can be.

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That he was controversial
I simply won't deny.
Yet, aren't all men called of God
Scrutinized in the public's eye?

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Folks just seem to want to fault
What they refuse to understand.
Oral was not infallible
But he was definitely God's man!

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Healed when just a youngster,
He took healing to the masses.
Giving hope to all the hopeless...
Beauty to replace the ashes.

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Seed Faith was his revelation...
Born of the parable Christ taught...
Sowing seeds one would reap more...
Much more than the planter sought.

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His words were wise, his faith firm,
His character was Christ-like.
When he dealt with the devil,
That devil had to take a hike!

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Admired by fellow ministers...
Well respected by his peers.
He established a university
Producing preaching men for years.

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Before leaving, he sat up,
A sweet smile on his face,
Declaring, "I am going Home!"
He's made it by God's Grace!

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He worked hard for The Kingdom.
Now he's gone to his reward.
Home with his darling Evelyn...
Home with his precious Lord!

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To be sure, he will be missed,
But what a legacy he leaves!
Oral Roberts will live on
In every Christian who believes.

Lovingly In Remembrance,
Doris Jacobs-Covington
December 18, 2009


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"I AM the Resurrection and the Life"
 Jesus Christ
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Author's Note:
The Lord impressed upon my heart to
pay tribute to Oral Roberts. Whether
you liked him or not is no concern of
mine...I am obedient to my calling.
But I must say, as a Christian, I
loved him...just as I love all Christian
ministers. And LOVE is the way of a
follower of Christ.
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