Cowboy Poetry-Sermon On the Mount

by Jake Hershey on November 4, 2012

One of my all time favorite Christian cowboy poems…..

Sermon on the Mount

The J Bar H boys we all knew,

 Were really quite an ornery crew,

 They’d chew tobacco, scratch and spit,

 And tended to carouse a bit,

 They’d spend all week out on the range,

 Then Saturday, wash up and change,

 And when they made it into town,

All good sense would soon be drowned,

 So they’d spend Sunday flat in bed,

 With one hellashish aching head,

 They saw themselves as a dying breed,

 And didn’t really see the need,

 For folks who went to Sunday service,

 Those folks always made’m nervous,

 By the way they shook their heads and such,

 Looked down their nose and glared so much,

 And you know that cowboys as a rule,

 Will bow their backs just like a mule,

 When someone’s got’em under tow,

 To places he don’t want to go,

 Well one day out there on the range,

 All of that began to change,

 When a parson just a ridin’ through,

Asked’em if they’d spare some chew,

 And he sat there silent on his mare,

 As those cowpunchers commenced to swear,

 Them roughneck fellas were amazed,

 This bible thumper wasn’t phased,

 But laughed right with them at their jokes,

 Just like he was common folks,

 He asked’em if he could stay the night,

 They said that’d be all right,

 ‘Round the cookfire they dished up some stew,

 And watched to see just what he’d do,

 He closed his eyes and bowed his head,

 They didn’t know just what he said,

 He then looked up with a big ol’ grin,

 Grabbed his spoon and dug right in,

 Next morning he was set to go,

 But one cowpoke just had to know,

 Why he’d spend time with the crew,

 When that’s not what those church folks do,

 That parson sat there on his mare,

 And in his bible showed’em where,

 God sent his son to not cast blame,

 But love all peoples just the same,

 Their lives were changed,

 Those hands recount,

Thanks to that Sermon on the Mount

-Author unknown

Jake Hershey 11/4/12

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  • Quinton Schmelzenbach

    wow! I hope that I come across that way. This is definitely something to think on. Thank you!

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