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Loss, Pain, and Rotten Friends
Faithful, rich, proud daddy Job
Was God’s servant, true and deep.
He had three girls and seven sons
And donkeys, camels, sheep.
Job had so much and was so good
It came as quite a shock
When Satan took Job’s wealth away,
Each camel, ox, and flock.
Worst of all, when Job was broke,
A party tent collapsed
And killed Job’s daughters and his sons,
But Job’s faith never lapsed.
Job tore his robes and shaved his head
And said, “Oh woe is me!”
Such nasty sores covered his skin
He scraped with pottery.
His wife, who should have helped him out,
Just said, “Curse God and die.”
But Job said, “God deserves our praise
Even when gifts run dry.”
While Job was suffering, His three friends
Were supposed to soothe his pain.
Instead they said, “It’s your fault, Job.
You must deserve the blame.”
Then his friends said, “You’re a worm,
A sinner, and a fink.”
Finally, God said, “Job’s My guy,
And, as friends, you three stink.”
“Job,” said God. “Pray for these fools,
And for your sake, they’ll live,
And then way more than what you lost,
I’ll gladly to you give.”