To Be Buried with kings – original poetry

To Be Buried with Kings – Rebecca Galeskas

I want to be buried with kings

To be remembered as honest and wise,

I want to go down in the history books

As one courageous and strong and kind

Lay me beside king David

Lay me at king Josiah’s right hand

Lay me at the feet of king Solomon

Those righteous rulers of the land

May I ever be firm and faithful

In tasks God sets me to do.

Let my heart be set with prudence

And justice to see His works through

May my eyes be clear with mercy

My ears with discernments touch,

May the taste of God’s grace fill my body

His Word be the air in my lungs

Let my hands set about to doing

The deeds that fulfill His great will

And let my feet set about to walking

All the streets and the paths and the hills

Overlay my heart with virtue

My mind with purity and hope

Bind my soul with hope, truth, and love

Never to let go

So bury me with the kings

May I be remembered as honest and wise

So I can go in the history books

As one courageous and strong and kind