A child was born, filled with might,
To his enemies a thorn, for he loved to fight.
His name was Samson,
And he was a champion of champions.
He fought a young lion on his way to his future bride;
The foe was rent.
Later bees and honey were found in its hide.
Samson supped on the honey from the beast,
Then went upon the Philistines for a feast.
Our hero declared a riddle,
For thirty sheets and garments.
The Philistines plotted with his wife.
Oh what varmints!
Oh did Samson’s wife plead!
On the seventh day he did concede,
The Philistines thought they had gotten a steal;
They got the short end of the deal.
Samson slew thirty,
Oh, how the Philistines thought this was dirty.
They sought to finish Samson once in for all,
This was just the beginning of their fall.
Samson used fire and fox,
But it was discovered the strength was in his seven locks.
Samson was in love so much and did sleep,
The woman shaved him and he made not a peep.
The Philistines came and took him away,
He was very weak, I must say.
They went to sacrifice him to Dagon,
This was the god of the pagan.
But Samson prayed with faith,
His strength was restored!
He pulled two temple pillars down,
He honored the one True Lord.
Fun Fact: Samson slew more Philistines when he pulled down the pillars of the temple than he had killed throughout his entire life before that.
“And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.” Judges 16:30
By Joel M. Bauer