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Jonah by Marina Zakary

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JONAH – by Marina Zakary


The Lord told Jonah to go and tell

All those in Nineveh who dwell

To turn their ways from evil and sin

Or God will destroy the city they are living in

Instead, Jonah went to Tarshish on a ship

To run away and flee from God on a trip

He ignored God’s calling and went his own way

Instead of asking God for help, guidance, or to pray

A huge storm arose with fierce wind

The mariners cries out and asked who sinned

They awoke Jonah from his deep sleep

They cried to their gods and threw the cargo into the deep

Fleeing God’s wrath Jonah took a great leap

Into and ocean that is so deep

They cast a lot to see who is to blame

It landed on Jonah and he was full of shame

God sent a big fish to swallow him up from great heights

He stayed in the fish’s belly for 3 days and 3 nights

In darkness he was laying

Praying to the Lord in repentance saying:

” The waters surrounded me, even to my soul,

I was cast into the heart of the sea

When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord

Salvation belongs to you my God”

The Lord spoke to the fish and vomited Jonah onto dry land

And he led the city to repentance with God’s helping hand

“40 days and the city will be overthrown”

Consequences of sin they must have known

The people believed in God and proclaimed a fast

They put on sackcloth from first to last

God showed mercy, compassion and love

Because they raised their hearts to heaven above

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