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They Spoke to Me by Raymond A. Foss
(In the Crowd)

We all shook our heads,
in wonderment, amazed,
unable to explain what we heard
these men of Galilee,
those in his inner circle
speaking in words we knew
our home languages
Words they have never used
tongues of fire, igniting tongues
tongues who had been silent, timid
They spoke to me, to each of us
What a Pentecost that was
hearing Christ’s message
in our own languages

May 19, 2008
Acts 2:1-21, Pentecost
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