Category Archives: Poetry

His Benefits

 I will bless the Lord with all my soul for all He’s done for me
 When He gave His life so long ago on a hill called Calvary
 The stripes He took and the pain He bore He suffered all for me
 Now I’ll lift my voice and raise my hands to the one who set me free
  
 Through His death that day upon the cross I am blessed in many ways
 His benefits will follow me through each and every day
 The sins I have committed against Him were washed away
 I now stand before my Savior for my debt has been repaid
  
 What a host of benefits He has for me
 Forgiveness off my sins and healing for my pain
 Redemption from destruction a crown of mercy there for me
 He fills me with good things so my youth is back again
  
 He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and so kind
 He has taken all my sins; they have all been left behind 
 He has separated them as far as east is from west
 Now every day He gives to me only what He knows is best
  
 I will bow down at His throne and lift my voice in praise
 For the wonder of His mercy and His amazing grace
 He deserves to be the center of my world all of my days
 Jesus is the only one who is worthy of my praise
   

In Your Arms

 I have travelled here and there
 But I can’t find anywhere
 That is more reassuring than your arms
 I have seen some gorgeous sights
 But you are my guiding light
 I can’t find a better place than in your arms
  
 In your arms I’m safe from danger
 In your arms I find my peace
 In your arms no enemy can bring me harm
 In your arms I am no stranger
 In your arms I know your grace
 I can’t find a better place than in your arms
  
 Now each day I look to you
 For you show me what to do
 As I walk the path you planned for me
 I can know all things are good
 I have finally understood
 That your arms are where I truly need to be
  
 In your arms your mercy rests
 In your arms my healing lies
 In your arms there is no reason for alarm
 In your arms I’m always blessed
 In your arms I’ll never die
 I can’t find a better place than in your arms
The Believers Life

You Are Enough For Me

 When I am down, you pick me up
 When I am dry, you fill my cup
 When I am lost, you give me hope
 You are enough for me
  
 When I have sorrow, you give me joy
 When I’m in doubt, your faith I employ
 When there are storms, you fill me with peace
 You are enough for me
  
 When I had nothing, you came along
 When I was sad, you gave me a song
 When I get lonely you whisper to me
 You are enough for me
  
 You are enough, more than enough
 You are enough for me
 All this world offers will never fulfill
 The needs that well up in me
 When I turn to you, I find I am full
 Because you are enough for me
  
 Through terror and fear
 Through troubles and tears
 You always come through for me
 Through trials and tests
 You know what is best
 Because you are enough for me
  
 Stay close to me, Jesus
 Stay right by my side
 I’ll try my hardest to always abide
 And when I should wander
 To left or to right
 You’ll guide me back on the path
 Because you are enough for me’
  
 Your grace is enough
 Your mercy enough
 Your peace is enough
 Your joy is enough
 Your hope is enough
 Your strength is enough
 Your healing enough
 Your love is enough
 Yes, you are enough for me 

Every Moment

 Making time
 Losing time
 Forgetting the time
 We all have the same amount
 Ever minute, every day, every year
 It's not a matter of how much time
 But how we use the time
 It is a gift to us
 A precious gift
 From God
 Do I squander it?
 Do I plan it?
 Do I ignore it?
 Do I watch it?
 Do I use it to the fullest,
 Or squander it away?
 God's gifts are meant to be cherished
 Every moment should be cherished
 Every moment accounted for
 Every moment be made special
 Every moment given back to Him.
 I will lift my praise every moment
 I will lift my prayers every moment
 I will lift His name every moment
 I will honor Him every moment
 How will you use your time today?

Darkness Can Not Stay

 I saw the Light.
 It shone in my heart,
 And darkness fled before it.
 Where the Light shines in my life
 Darkness cannot stay.
 Oh, Lord
 Help me open all the doors in my life to your Light.
 Help me allow all my darkness to be purged
 By your glorious Light.
 The Light of your word will heal
 The Light of your word will deliver me
 The Light of your word will set me free
 The Light of your word will bring me peace
 The Light of your word will bring me Joy
 The Light of your word will help me love my neighbor as myself
 The Light of your word brings me life abundantly
 Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
 So that I may see your glorious Light.
 So darkness will be removed from my life
 And I will walk with you every moment of everyday.

All That I Desire

I want to see your face
Put my hand in your hand
 Hear you whisper in my ear
 Walk beside you through this land
 
 I want to have your blessing
 As we walk side by side
 Knowing you will never leave me
 If with you I abide
  
 Jesus, precious Jesus
 You are all that I desire
 Your Holy Spirit guiding me
 Will set my heart on fire
 Help me live a life of mercy
 Help me live a life of grace
 Because that is what it takes
 If I want to see your face
  
 I want to have you smile at me
 And tell me job well done
 I want your love to flow through me
 Reaching everyone
 
 I want to see the nations saved
 So all will sing your praise
 Because there's nothing more I love
 Than worshiping your name
  
 Jesus, precious Jesus
 You are all that I desire
 Your Holy Spirit guiding me
 Will set my heart on fire
 Help me live a life of mercy
 Help me live a life of grace
 Because that is what it takes
 If I want to see your face

Through the Night

 Through the night
 I rest assured
 That you alone will give me every breath
 Through the storm
 I am secure
 For you alone provide me with your strength
  
 In every situation
 I trust in your salvation
 To guide me down the pathway of my life
  
 You’re my Lord
 You are my King
 You are my Savior
 My everything.
 And I will trust
 In you alone
 Lord I adore you. 

This was the very first song God gave me back in 2010. After this, the flood gates opened and the songs and choruses just kept coming. I thank God for the advice of my Pastor, who told me to just keep listening when I told him the story of this song. Best advice I ever received!

Sounding Out His Praise

 I can’t wait to see Him
 Sitting on the throne
 Surrounded by the elders
 Who bow to Him alone.
  
 Cherubim and Seraphim
 Sounding out His praise
 I bow before His glory
 And with my heart upraised I sing
  
 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
  
 We walk on the streets of glory 
 His face is all I see
 He leads me to a mansion
 That was built just for me and I sing
  
 Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord
 Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord
  
 All power and honor and glory and strength to Him who sits on the throne
 All power and honor and glory and strength to Him who sits on the throne
  
 I sing holy, holy, holy is the Lord
 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
 And I sing worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord
 Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord

Fog to Glory

 The outlook is bleak
 A cloud descended from above
 Shrouding the earth with a blanket
 Dense moisture shrouds all that I can’t see
 Fog
 Thick fog
 Zero visibility when driving fog
 Pea soup indeed
 I can’t see the tops of trees
 Or the house down the street
 Or the dog barking in the distance
 Only fog
 Bleak and dreary
 As if a sadness covered the earth
 Direction is lost
 Where I am is a mystery as I drive
 Danger lurks closely
 I must stay aware
 And awake
  
 But then the cloud lifts
 As if a hand had picked it up
 It dissipates into nothing
 Blue sky is all around
 Either the cloud has just vanished
 Or it sunk into the ground
 What is left behind is breathtaking
 The misty fog left it’s mark
 Trees covered with frost abound
 Glistening in the bright blue sky
 Glorious and beautiful they rise
 Majestic and full of wonder
 Wonder at how such a gloomy day’
 Could turn so beautiful
 So quickly
 I stop to ponder
 Take a picture
 And marvel at the glory of God
  
 This is our life
 One minute it can be gloomy
 Full of lost hope
 Of fading desires
 Of things gone wrong
 Of turns made reluctantly
 Of dreams dashed
 Then God lifts the burden
 He casts His Holy Spirit upon us
 And we shine
 We shine by reflecting the glory of the Son
 His splendor makes us beautiful again
 ‘His mercy restores our hope
 His grace removes our faults
 Once again, the day seems bright
 Once again all is right
 I am renewed
 Restored
 He has made me shine!
   

The Impossible Made Possible

 He was sitting at the gate, just biding his time
 Not expecting very much, perhaps just a dime
 He’d been brought their every day, all of His life
 It was all he knew to do.
  
 Then one day two men came along to find him there
 They asked him to look up and he looked into their stare
 They said they had not alms for him.  He thought they didn’t care
 There was not much he could say
  
 Then one man spoke to him with all authority
 He took His hand and helped him rise up on his feet
 Those legs that always failed him now held up like a tree
 True joy came over him that day
  
 He went leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the one who had raised him. 
 The one who had saved him
 He went leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the name of Jesus
 The wonderful name of Jesus
  
 All the people marveled that the man was on his feet
 Every day they’d seen him begging alms out in the street
 Now they see him dancing, no longer in defeat
 They wondered how this could be
  
 Peter spoke up as the one who helped him rise
 He testified of Jesus whom the people had denied
 It was Jesus name that brought the man a whole new life
 Now Jesus power they could see
  
 How long have you been lame or in defeat?
 Have you been afflicted with sins dread disease?
 The impossible is possible when His name you plea
 Call on Him today and you will see
  
 You’ll be leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the one who will raise you. 
 The one who will save you
 You’ll be leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the name of Jesus
 The wonderful name of Jesus
  
 In His name is power. In His name is might, 
 In His name the strongholds will flee from your life