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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: Fugue* in Vers Libre
By Edy T Johnson


Fugue* in Vers Libre

Overture “...the pattern shewed to thee in the mount....”

The Almighty’s Magnum Opus,
Designed for us,
Developed within us,
Performed through us,
by Emmanuel’s Grace, Becomes us.

First Movement: Cantabile “...When the morning stars sang together....”

Faith’s Light:
Creator’s Declaration, Code of Life Conception, Composer’s Inspiration,
Word Made Flesh, Revealing: “I Am the Light of the world.”
Evening and Morning, it was the First Day, Illumination.

Virtue’s Mercy:
Waters Dividing, Cellular Defining, Instrument’s Craftsmanship,
Spirit’s Moving, Baptism’s Grafting: “I Am the Vine, you are the branches.”
Evening and Morning, it was the Second Day, Abiding.

Knowledge’s Nutrition:
Grass, Herb and Seed Provided, Umbilical Lifeline, Inscribed Composition,
Feeding, Training, Teaching: “I Am the Bread of Life.”
Evening and Morning, it was the Third Day, Hungering.

Second Movement: Adagio “...The time is fulfilled....”

Temperance’s Guidance - The Servant Candle:
Signs, Seasons, Times and Years, Trimesters’ Unfolding, Conductor Leading,
Confirming His Investment: “I Am the Door.”
Evening and Morning, it was the Fourth Day, Observing.

Third Movement: Allegretto “...rejoicing...they were counted worthy to suffer....”

Patience’s Perseverance:
Fish and Fowl Example, Labor’s Obligation, Rehearsal Preparation,
Mission Journey Walking: “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Evening and Morning, it was the Fifth Day, Encouraging.

Godliness’ Contentment:
The Breath of Life Soul-Making, Child a-Borning, Crying, Concert Performing,
Prayers of the Church, Communion of Saints: “I Am the Good Shepherd.”
Evening and Morning, it was the Sixth Day, Blessed Assurance!

Brotherly Kindness’ Rejoicing in Love’s Perfect Harmony:
And God Rested! Bonding in Parents’ Arms, Ovation Curtain Calls,
Harvest Gathered, It is Finished! “I Am the Resurrection and the Life.”
Evening and Morning, it was the Seventh Day, Overcoming!

I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send [it] unto the
seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira,
and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea....Revelation 1:11 KJV

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the
day of Jesus Christ....Philippians 1:6 KJV

*[Webster’s 1913 Dictionary - “n.1 (Mus.)a polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme...according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.”]

Heb.8:5, Job 38:7, 2Pet.1:5-8, Gen.1, Mark 1:15,Acts 5:41- KJV

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Kate Wells06/01/06
Awesome! I enjoyed this very much. Kate~
david grant06/02/06
interesting. Not sure I understand its nature, but I must say its original. Thanks for sharing such a bold piece.
Valora Otis06/03/06
I think that Bach, Beethoven and Handel would be please to know that you have have reverenced their work by writing this lovely Fugue. The way you used the movements of the verse in poetic yet musical format, moved me to tears. This piece was well studied over time. I can feel the creation, hear the waters flow, see life begin through the stanza's of your masterpiece. Put it to music and I will be standing in line to hear it. This is true inspiration. Bless you for your diligence in your study of the Bible.
Jan Ackerson 06/05/06
Wowsers, this blows me away. Absolutely original, and absolutely beautiful--and sly, too, because you force your reader to slow down and listen carefully to every interwoven melody.
Sherry Wendling06/05/06
Oh, oh, oh! I am groaning under the delightful burden of a vast, divine portrait of Love's purpose. This kind of inspiration could only have come from the Creator of the Magnum Opus that "becomes...US!"

I was snatched away by the
"Third Movement: Allegretto “...rejoicing...they were counted worthy to suffer....” The grand preparation for the Coda! Oh, Oh, oh...I will read this again and again, drinking the utter majesty. Thank you.
Rachel Rudd 06/05/06
Wow! I am putting this on my favorites so I can read it repeatedly and "chew" on it. There is so much here. I can definitely see that this is from an intensive study of the Bible. Wow. The comparison of creation with redemption and life itself...so well-written!
George Parler 06/05/06
Creative and very unique. It flies far above my intellect and yet beckons my spirit to fly away with it to the mountain peaks of revelation. Though I am unable to critique the structure one way or the other, my soul says who cares, read on. Bravo, well done!
Debra Brand06/06/06
Great work of capturing the uncapturable (?) It's beyond me, too but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/26/10
This is truly a masterpiece of creativity--beautiful on so many levels. Your study of the subject, knowledge of music, and love for the Creator are evidenced throughout.