Though Naaman commanded respect,
Leprosy his hygiene had wrecked;
News from a slave girl
Put hope in his world,
So down south, to Israel he trekked.

The prescription seemed quite spurious!
Hearing it, Naaman grew furious!
In Jordan, to dip?!
How wasted, his trip!
Wishing now, he’d not been so curious!

But advice was given to the Syrian:
“Try the Jordan — go washing therein!”
And so, trusting in Heaven,
Self-immersed, times seven;
Cured he was — with the cleanest of skin!

COMMENTARY: See 2nd Kings 5:1-16.

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