Category Archives: Poetry

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

Your Great Love for me

As i look at all you’ve done for me
My heart explodes with love
This undeserving sinner
Knows that you have done enough
And if all of your great mercy
Were to ens this very day
I would atill lift up my voice ro you
And give you all my praise

Great God of grzce and holiness
You’ve made my heart brand new
I think about all you have done
And draw my strength from you
My prayers are always heard by you
You answer ecery time
All that I am and will become
Comes from your great supply

Great God of peace and joyfulness
I come to you today
And ask that you will hear my cry
And gyide me on my way
I don’t deserve all that you’ve done
I don’t deserve your grace
But you have sent yoir only Son
He came to take my place

So i will lift my voice to you
My worship I will give
Because you have redeemed my soul
You’ve given me this gift
All of my days I’ll lift your name
All of my days I’ll give my praise
All of my days I’ll celebrate
Your great love for me

The Believers Life

A Thousand Promises

 A thousand promises you made to me
 Are all sustained by your mercy
 I can depend on every one
 Because of your redeeming blood
  
 Your healing
 Your deliverance
 Your salvation are all mine
 Your forgiveness
 Your assurance
 Your lovingkindness are all mine
 A home in heaven
 A rock to stand on
 A firm foundation are all mine
 Your grace and mercy
 Your Holy Spirit
 Your peace in trials are all mine
 Your joy unspeakable
 Your faith unshakeable
 Your hope endurable are all mine
 Sanctification
 Justification
 Perfect redemption are all mine
  
 I could go on and on today
 Of all the things your word does say
 But I will stop right here for now
 Because these truths make me say WOW
 What a Savior.  What a friend
 On your word I can depend
 The King of heaven cares for me
 He caused my blinded eyes to see
 That every day throughout all time
 A thousand promises are mine 

I Will Abide

 I can’t get over what He did for me
 He healed my body and He set me free
 He changed my life beyond what others see
 When He died for me upon that tree
  
 CHORUS
 Precious Lord, all that I need
 I come to you on bended knee
 Please hold me closely to your side
 With you I always will abide
  
 Now every day He shows me the way
 He fills my mind with words that I should say
 In peace and joy I walk through every day
 I have it made in His sweet grace
  
 CHORUS
  
 The future looks hopeful and bright
 As He shows me the path to win the fight
 My destiny is in His glorious light
 Close by His side I will abide
  
 CHORUS 

His name

 Lift His name, His wonderful name
 Lift the Name of Jesus
 Lift His name, His wonderful name
 Lift the name of Jesus
  
 Praise His name, His glorious name
 Praise the name of Jesus
 Praise His name, His glorious name
 Praise the name of Jesus
  
 His name brings life to the hopeless
 His name brings sight to the blind
 His name can heal every sickness
 His name brings peace of mind
  
 Worship His name, His marvelous name
 Worship the name of Jesus
 Worship His name, His marvelous name
 Worship the name of Jesus
  
 His name brings strength to the weak
 His name brings joy in sorrow
 His name brings faith when we doubt
 His name brings hope for tomorrow
  
 His name, His mighty name
 The name of Jesus, our Lord
 His name, His mighty name
 The name of Jesus, our Lord 

The Witness of Christmas

 Hope that fills the darkness
 Love for all to see
 Peace to calm the nations
 Joy abundantly
  
 Attributes of Christmas
 Shine throughout the year
 Giving light to others
 Filling all with cheer
  
 Let your light so shine
 That others come to know
 The love of Christ our Savior
 Has come to earth below
  
 We must be a witness
 Every single day
 Help others to know Jesus
 The truth, the life, the way
  
 Let your Christmas spirit
 Shine for all to see
 Hope, joy, peace and love
 Your witness ought to be