Letter To Philemon

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2024 . . 318
Philemon 1:1-25

Paul, a prisoner of Jesus, with Timothy, our brother,
To Philemon, dearly beloved fellowlabourer like no other.

A Christian and master of men, with a church in your home as well.
I beseech you now for Onesimus. My son; redeemed in my cell.

In time past he ran away. An unprofitable servant indeed.
But he came to me here in prison, and ministered to my need.

I would love to have kept him here, but I wouldn't without your consent.
Such a blessing so great to me, from you should be willingly lent.

If you count me then as a partner, receive this man as myself.
If Onesimus wronged you, or owes you at all, I will pay you from my meager wealth.

But I've given you life, Philemon. My request isn't much of a task.
I have confidence knowing you'll do the right thing. I'm sure you'll do more than I ask.

Please prepare me lodging my friend. I hope to soon come to you.
Through your prayers, I trust I'll get out of this place. I'm sure God knows what to do.

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