Two Contests

In place of armies’ warring slaughter,
each should choose one man to fight,
theirs was nine feet tall, in armour
– who could ever match his might?

Then young David came – much slighter
but convinced his God could aid.
Goliath scorned this little fighter –
who slung a stone – Goliath died.

As a shepherd, God had helped him
when a bear attacked the sheep,
knew his God whom they were mocking
would His promises still keep.


Baal’s false prophets got no answer
even though they screamed and danced,
but despite the pools of water,
Elijah’s God sent fire when asked.

1 Samuel 17 & 1 Kings 18
Tune: can be sung to 87 87 trochaic