May 22

From the Prologue

Melchisedek was a contemporary of our forefather Abraham. According to the words of the Apostle Paul he was a king, priest and proto-type of the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 7).



Melchisedek, king of Salem,

Anyone of his own, did he have?

A king and a priest, he was

Of the Highest King - God

Than Abraham, he was greater,

A mystery he was and remains.

He blessed Abraham,

To him, Abraham gave a tribute.

King and priest in the world,

The proto-type of Christ, he became,

Peace and justice, he proclaimed

A mystery he was and remains.

Of him, his origin and end is unknown,

Nor the length of his earthly life,

But, that he was, it is known

Of a man, a beautiful example.

Of a man, a beautiful example,

King, saint, righteous one,

That, Melchisedek became

A prophet of Christ and proto-type.

A prophet he is, without a word,

But with a most beautiful personality;

A prophet he is, without a word,

A prophet, with righteousness and mercy.

Redeeming the Time

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