The gods of men are falling

Written by Rhoda Griffin on March 21, 2020 in response
to the Global COVID-19 Crisis

 

The gods of men are falling

They’re crashing to the ground

And with the endless tumbling

Men’s lives and dreams are drowned

 

The gods of men are falling

The house is coming down

We stagger with the pressure

And silence is our sound

 

The gods of men are falling

The god of health goes first

We’ve worshipped at this altar

Where many find their worth

 

One touch of blackened illness

Has brought us to our knees

No one is exempted

Indiscriminate disease

 

The gods of men are falling

The god of sports is gone

Entertainment’s vanished

Pop culture’s lost its song

 

Hollywood is emptied out

Each resident has fled

The god of movies cannot save

We plead to God instead

 

The gods of men are falling

The god of leisure’s next

Cruising ships sit vacant

The travel world is vexed

 

Planes sit grounded from the air

Dream holidays are dashed

We cry over our losses

It happened all so fast

 

The gods of men are falling

The god of wealth stripped whole

The stocks, they spiral downward

It’s way out of control

 

Our lover, wealth, abandons

He’s taken wings of flight

Grinding business to a halt

It’s happened overnight

 

The gods of men are falling

We worshipped them with heart

We gave our souls to their embrace

We served them all in part

 

We placed our hopes upon them

Entrusted them our soul

We set them up as idols

We followers untold

 

But…

 

These gods of men are falling

Empty at their core

Within a day they make their grave

Destroy us by the score

 

We looked to them for mercy

The love our hearts longed for

But they could never save us

False idols, as they are

 

And now we see the fallout

Of trusting emptiness

These gods would never save us

They’re lacking every strength

 

The gods of men are falling

They fall before I AM

The only true, eternal God

Who was, is, and to come

 

They bow before His greatness

Who makes the sun to rise

The One who made the earth and seas

The One who rules the skies

 

They bow the knee before Him

On their faces fall before

The One who with a Word commands

The One who rules it all

 

The gods of men are falling

We’ve peeled their layers back

Seen them for what they really are

And all the power they lack

 

The true God, He is standing

Where the gods of men fall flat

He has been our Saviour

And He is coming back

 

When all has crashed around us

The house of cards is gone

God will still be for us

God and God alone

 

This world is just a passage

A temporary home

One day we’ll live in heaven

And worship at God’s throne

 

No sin disease may enter

No contaminant allowed

No, nothing that’s destructive

Will be part of that crowd

 

So take heart, dear believer

And when you look around

Don’t be fearful when you see

gods falling to the ground

 

They were never meant to save you

Or be worshipped or be served

By a child of God like you and me

As though heaven’s here on earth

 

You’re a child of the Mighty One

Who still sits on the throne

And while the world unravels

You won’t ever be alone

 

Our great and Sovereign God

Who never slumbers, never sleeps

He it is Who stands beside you

He it is Who your soul keeps

 

So let the gods take tumble

To reveal the Lord our God

Who is great in all His power

Who is Faithful to His Word

 

Who is loving, kind, compassionate

The Saviour of our soul

Who surpasses any idol

Who amounts to more than gold

 

Our everlasting Father

Prince of Peace, the Mighty God

Wonderful our Counsellor

Who is the Word of God

 

He will never, never crumble

He will never, never fall

Our past, present, and future

He is God over it all!

 

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