Egypt Smitten by the Lord


And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt:
for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors,
and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
And the Lord shall be known to Egypt,
and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day,
and shall do sacrifice and oblation;
yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it.
And the Lord shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it:
and they shall return even to the Lord,
and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria,
and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria,
and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria,
even a blessing in the midst of the land:
Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying
Blessed be Egypt my people,
and Assyria the work of my hands,
and Israel mine inheritance.

Isaiah 20 (KJV)

Book of Rules

Isn’t it strange how princesses and kings
Can clown their capers in a sawdust ring,
Just like poor people like you and me will be builders for eternity.
Each is given a bag of tools, shapeless lives and a book of rules.
Each must make his life as flowing ink
Tumbling black on a stepping stone,
Just like poor people like you and me
will be builders for eternity.
Each is given a bag of tools, shapeless lives and a book of rules.
Look where the rain is falling from the sky
I know the sun will be only missing for a while
And I say small people like you and me will be builders for eternity
Each is given a bag of tools, shapeless lives and a book of rules.
Written by Barry Llewellyn and Harry Johnson