Skip to main content
Review of the 7th section in The Works and Letters of Cleve Brantley

Review of the 7th section in The Works and Letters of Cleve Brantley

13th Jan 2021

The last booklet in The Works and Letters of Cleve Brantley is entitled "Songs in the Night - A Book of Verse." It is a collection of poems written by Cleve. An excerpt, "Prayer," based upon Luke 22:44,

"Prayer that is true can never be
Less than white-hot agony
Stained with the heart’s red blood.

Many a man has bowed the knee
And sent to heaven his selfish plea
While his heart remained unbowed.

Vain and useless is such prayer,
Dying heedless in the air,
Falling helpless to the ground.

Prayer’s attendants are dark despair,
Heartbroken longing, anxious care,
And tear-stained, red-eyed misery."

The note in the front of the original booklet to Bro. Gary is pictured above.