Preachers of Righteousness
Where are the preachers of righteousness?
That look not at the faces of men,
But that preach the Word of the Lord in truth
And lead lost souls from the paths of sin?
Where are the preachers that preach for God?
And have a, “Thus saith the Lord”?
For into His presence their soul has trod,
So with boldness they carry His Sword!
Where are the preachers that pray all night?
That wrestle until the dawn breaks,
Who when they speak, God’s glory descends
And the sinners begin to shake!?
Where are the preachers that hell so fears?
Who come in the nick of time?
To snatch sleepy souls from the fires below
Who care more for sinners than dimes?
Where are the preachers that preach the way holy?
That preach the path narrow and straight
That lift up the blood of Jesus the Lord
As the one single key to the gate?
Where are the preachers that never stop warning?
That never stop making it plain,
No matter what price the devil does offer?
Regardless what fortune or fame?
Where are the preachers that have no fear,
But for God and His terrible wrath?
Who, when they preach, God’s holy saints
Are made glad of their demon-fought path
Where are the preachers with tears in their eyes?
And with no blood at all on their hands
Because they would never compromise
And, like Noah, they took a firm stand?
Where are these preachers? We need them today!
Lord, send them from far and from near!
Raise them up, Oh, Lord, I pray!
To herald your truth plain and clear!
Where are the preachers with love in their hearts?
And eternity stamped on their eyes?
Whose only mission is preparing a people,
To meet their dear Lord in the skies?
Where are the preachers like Elijah of old?
Who confront the false prophets so bold?
Because they’ve turned God’s people so cold
And led His sheep from the fold!?
Where are the preachers that know that their God
Will answer by fire again?
If He can find one that will stand in the gap
And will preach against nothing but sin!
Evangelist Isaac Prather