Between the two, a valley lay

Israelites and Philistines beckoning war

Out of the camp of the Philistines

A towering giant would arise

Heavily clad, defiant and bold

So to sway the staff of his spear

A nation in fear, as was King Saul

Forty days of terror

Armies advancing in battle

Yet to defeat

As Israelites retreat in the sight of David

Stood in dismay

Honours and riches, marital reward

To he who can defeat the giant

A due attack with staff and sling

No sword for him

A trust in the God of the living

A protective guide

With fears aside, a stone was struck

Of awesome power to the giant’s head

Down to the ground, accomplished with sword

An honourable defeat

A nation at peace


Written by Geraldine Taylor ©