“The Call of Deep Unto Deep” – by John Wright Follette

“The Call of Deep Unto Deep”

by John Wright Follette

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* * *

Down in the depth of my nature

Where the issues of life are born,

From that unknown mystical realm,

Surviving through ages of storm,

A call is forever rising–

But its language I cannot speak.

It was born ere I had being,

‘Tis the call of deep unto deep.

* * *

Our mother tongue here is awkward,

For no words can fully express

The needs in the depths of nature,

In bondage to sin and distress.

Our hearts in their depths sorely ache;

They hunger; they call; and they seek–

Then silently wait an answer

To the call of deep unto deep.

* * *

Down deep in the heart of our God,

In mystical regions sublime,

In the Godhead’s holy council

Long before our world or our time,

An answer was fully prepared

Every pain, every ache to meet,

In Christ, God’s only begotten,

Is answer to deep unto deep.

* **

The Answer indeed was the Word,

The Word when expressed was the Son.

Oh language of God how profound!

In answer what more could be done?

The heart of our God is hungry,

His portion, His people to seek.

“l thirst,” was cried by the Answer-

‘Tis the call of deep unto deep.

* * * * * * *

This poem is included in the “Creative Expressions” section of this blog which offers a curated selection of song lyrics and poems, each of which captures and represents a unique facet of the burden of this blog.  Some of these are originals, and some are the works of others, but all of them have a special meaning to what I believe the Lord desires to express through this blog concerning His eternal purpose, the centrality of His Son, and of the calling of the Church in these last days.  I invite you to explore this section with that in mind, which can be accessed at any time from the header bar or drop down menu depending on your device.  Enjoy!

About David

Following Him who is the Way; learning of Him who is the Truth; living by Him who is the Life. - John 14:6
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6 Responses to “The Call of Deep Unto Deep” – by John Wright Follette

  1. Lloyd Bowden says:

    So true. Nourishing when one feels no other person has these same, exact contemplations. Of course that’s absurd…but part of our condition…you know.


  2. Christina says:

    This is absolutely beautiful … “our mother tongue here is awkward for no words can fully express …” How true!

    Thank you so much for posting, and for also your comment at Heavenly Springs. Have a beautiful week!


  3. Wow, David. This is a beautiful and powerful poem! Jesus truly is the only answer to our deepest yearnings.


  4. david bolton says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, brother. May you be blessed in Him!


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