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St Martin's Church
St Martin’s Church Centre
Church Street
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3AQ
Tel: 01579 347411 (Church Office)
Email: St Martin's Church 
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Go out again - a poem based on Luke 5 verses 1 - 11

Jesus was preaching, he stood in a boat

It was quite like a pulpit but this one could float.

It was borrowed from Simon who’d fished through the night

And was feeling depressed as he’d not got one bite.

He was cleaning his nets with two of his men

 

When Jesus said “go out again”

 

Simon said, “You’re a carpenter, that’s very good

And I’m sure you’re an expert at sawing up wood

And I couldn’t make you a neat dovetail joint

Or fit sturdy hinges, but that’s not the point.

We’re fishermen, Jesus, that’s what we do –

And frankly, we don’t need instructions from you

Look at these guys, they’re experienced men

 

And Jesus said, “Go out again”

 

They looked at each other, they looked at the skies

And then they looked straight into Jesus’ eyes

Then they pushed out their boat from the edge of the lake

And let down their nets – though it seemed a mistake.

John said, “We’ll catch water – that will be nice,

We can fry it or grill it and eat it with rice!”

James said “water won’t grill, mate, it’s always too wet”

Then Simon said “Hang on, I can’t move the net!

 

The catch was enormous, the boat almost sank

They only just got it back safe to the bank

And that was with help from a few other men

 

After Jesus said “Go out again”

 

Simon fell to his knees and said, “Lord, I’m a sinner

Please leave us alone – take some fish for your dinner!”

But Jesus said Simon, you’ve seen nothing yet

You’re still going fishing, but not with a net

I need disciples, go fishing for men

Get up, Simon, go out again.

 

 

So Simon went out, and the others went too

And made lots of disciples, like me and like you

And the work is continuing, year after year

Which is why, I suppose, we are all sitting here.

And Jesus still sends us on his great commission

You can still hear his voice if you try hard to listen

Above all the noise of two thousand and ten

You’ll hear Jesus say “Go out”

Again

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