New Heaven, New Earth

Written By:
Bob Hartman
Bible Refs: Rev 21:1-6
Lectionary Weeks: Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

This is a wonderful poetic re-telling of the Revelation 21 passage about new heavens and new earth. Could be used at any point where you want to inject God's hope for re-creation and resurrection.


Extract from the poem:

And I saw, and I saw, and I saw a new heaven.
And I saw, and I saw, and I saw a new earth,
for the first earth had gone,
and the first heaven with it
and the sea, and the sea, and the sea was no more.

And I saw, and I saw, a new holy city,
a brand new Jerusalem, come down from God,
come down from heaven
adorned for her husband,
dressed like a, dressed like a, dressed like a bride.

Come and see, said the One who sat on the throne.
Come and see, you can trust what I tell you is true.
Write down what you see, so everyone knows
I am making, am making everything new.

And I heard, and I heard, and I heard a loud voice.
And I heard, and I heard a loud voice from the throne:
I will live among women,
and live among men,
and will dwell with them, dwell with them, dwell with them all...


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Bob Hartman is the bestselling author of the Lion Storyteller Bible and many other books. He is a much loved speaker with a passion for storytelling, and is a regular fixture at the UK Spring Harvest conferences.  Area 52 was his idea, so you can blame him.

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