Filthy Rags

Filthy Rags

By David Smith June 21, 2007


An imaginary spot on a clean uniform I have heard;

Is the definition of filthy now so absurd.

To hear the definition from a godly man;

The odour and excrement and vomit if you can.

This is the composition of filthy rags;

As our own righteousness of nothing that brags.

To be clothed in His righteousness and washed by His deed;

That is what cleans us in our darkest need.

Seeing the word filthy, in the bible in print;

It’s more than a smudge made out of paper on ink.

The only way to be whiter than snow;

Washed by His Blood and in Christ to grow.

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One thought on “Filthy Rags

  1. Inspired by an evangelist and author Robert E. Surgenor.
    He spoke at Welland Gospel Hall and gave a unique definition of the word filthy.
    His sermon was my spark of excitement for this poem.

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