A POEM HONORING PROFESSOR DOUGLAS KELLY ON HIS RETIREMENT

Common Meter for an Uncommon Man
D. Blair Smith; REFORMED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY JOURNAL

Reader of the hallowed Classics—
first the Greeks and Latins,
then the Fathers and Reformers.
Preacher of the Scriptures—

through tongues both Gaelic and Anglo,
in pulpits high and low.
Professor of Divinity—
to a generation’s

ministers and missionaries,
who studied under him
in the holy seminary.
Stormer of Heaven—on

his knees for his family and
friends, for his nation and
church, the beloved Bride of Christ.
He has poured out his life

as a living sacrifice to
the Holy Trinity,
and Christo et Ecclesiae
has ordered his labors.

I give thanks to God that in him,
Dr. Douglas Kelly,
I’ve taken in the sweet smelling
aroma of heaven.

 

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