Tag Archives: Salvation

He Comes For ou

She came into Bethlehem
Meek and mild
Heavy with child
Riding a donkey for many miles
Worn and weary from a long journey
Seeking room to give birth
There was none but a stable
A lowly manger filled with hay
Would be the child’s resting place
Just one stranger in the city
Teaming with visitors
No one knew her
No one cared
No one knew whom she carried in her womb
Yet at his birth
Shepherds from the field came to greet him
They were told by angels to come
Come meet the King
Come meet the Savior
He brings peace on earth
Good will to man
They came
And they bowed
And they worshipped the King
Then they left and told all
And few understood what they said
Mary knew who He was
Joseph knew who He was
But the world did not know who just arrived
In such humility
In such a place as this

He comes into the gate
Lazarus awaits
Freshly risen form the dead
Bartimaeus awaits
His eyes wide open
The crowd awaits
To praise the coming King
Riding on a donkey
Meek and mild
Heavy with His fate and what awaits Him
Not the crowd
Not the praise
But the cross He sees coming for Him
He arrives to Hosannah
Blessed be the one who comes in the name of the Lord
He arrives to praise
Palm branches waving
People shouting and singing
He arrives to death
Calvary looms large in the distance
He knows He will be beaten
He knows He will wear a crown of thorns
He knows He will be condemned to die
He knows He will be nailed to a cross
Yet He still comes
In great humility
To fulfill His destiny
And all prophesy
To all who think they know who He is
But have no idea what will become of Him
The pain
The agony
The suffering
The loneliness of the cross
All for us
All for me
All for you 

Will you welcome the King?
Will you lift your palms to worship?
Will you welcome Him today?
Give Him all your praise?
Give your life today?
He gave His for you
Now it’s your turn
Your time
Your destiny
Let Him in
Welcome Him with open arms
He comes to die
Yet He comes to save
He comes to suffer
Yet He comes to heal
He comes to forgive
Yet He takes all your sin
Take His love today
He gives it for you

It’ A Wonderful Life

I have been restored
  like an old jalopy
    dusted off
      polished up
        engine rebuilt
         all original parts
           running smoothly
            a classic, priceless

I have been redeemed
    like a magazine coupon
     clipped out
       set apart
         brought out of the dark at just the right time
	 given to the one who gives worth to it
              at no cost of my own
                freely given

I have been delivered
   like a letter in the mailbox
     from one place to another
       from my old place to a new place
         a place where I am free
           free from the shackles of my old life
	  brought into a new life
	   a new creation

I have been sanctified
  set apart
    no longer the same
      cleaned up
       made righteous
         filled with the Holy Spirit
          filled with fruit and gifts
           like a horn of plenty on Thanksgiving
	  I have all I need

I am a new creature in Christ
  The old man is gone
    The new man lives by His grace
      He guides me
       He ha a plan for me
        He heals me
         redeems me
           restores me
            delivers me 
             and sanctifies me
 	    I am His
                He has mine

It’s a wonderful life!
Mercy and Grace

Escaping Hell

Once upon a time there was a sinner
His name was the same as mine
The drunkenness and drugs were his lifestyle
He did those things to pass the time

He was a long-haired, dope smoking hippie
He was dirty and smelly and raw
His filthy language matched his appearance
People really got what they saw

He hadn’t ever cared about salvation
Hell seemed liked the perfect place to go
He thought it would be a giant party
And forever he’d enjoy the show

A friend of his took him to church one Sunday
Where a missionary came on stage
He talked about a final destination
But the sinner didn’t recognize the place

He said hell was like a fiery furnace
Where the lost would burn forever and a day
Gnats and ants would run all through their living bodies
And there was only one way you could escape

A man named Jesus died upon a cross
To save all those who walked each day in sin
The sinner heard that he could have this rescue
If he’d confess his sin and repent

Of course, by now you know this is no fable
The sinner mentioned here was surely me
The day I heard that powerful story
Would change my life eternally

I now knew I did not want to go to hell
I knew I needed Jesus in my life
And when I asked for His blessed forgiveness
I knew that His salvation was now mine

Do you think hell will be a great big party?
If so, I have bad news for you today
Just think if you were tossed into a furnace
Where your body would burn up every day

Don’t get me wrong, you would still be living
The fire would not consume your life
But you would feel the fire burn and keep on burning
The blisters and the pain would not subside

Ants and gnats would bite you without ceasing
Demons kicking, clawing, scratching all the time
You’d feel every pain and every ounce of torment
And all the while your flesh would be alive

The end of all our days is drawing nearer
Maybe now’s the time you realize your end
Jesus came to save you from this hell destruction
And make heaven your home instead

Will you, today, put your trust in Jesus?
Will you ask Him for forgiveness of your sins?
Will you make Him Lord of your life forever?
If you will, you can rest assured you’ll win.

It’s not that all your trials will just vanish
But in the midst of them you will find peace
In sorrows you will find a place of comfort
In sickness you will find that He will heal

Joy will always be at your disposal
A joy that no earthly power can quench
And the hope of heaven will always be before you
No more sorrow, no more pain, and no more death

He Comes Running

I was lost without redemption
And I needed His salvation
Deep inside my soul I knew He was the way
I looked up and saw the cross
Then I knew that I was lost
He shed His blood so I could live another day

When I realized my weakness
I knew I needed His forgiveness
I knelt down and cried out for His saving grace
All at once I felt His presence
Giving me a brand-new essence
It was time to lift my hands and give Him praise

God I still on the throne
His mercy and grave never fail
God is still on the throne
Giving life to all who call upon His name

Still today there are times
When my life seems out of rhyme
I go drifting of and leave His loving arms
In my heart I still believe
That He beckons out to me
He is there to keep me safe from any harm


He comes running after me.  He comes running after me
He comes running after me with grace so free
He comes running after me so that h\He can show His mercy
He comes running, running after me


Sinking Sand

The sinking sand where I once walked was treacherous indeed
More troublesome than all my woes, more stormy than the sea
While I would struggle to get out, the deeper I did sink
Until I found myself so stuck, I couldn’t even think

But one thing had my head afloat above the muck and mire
A little ray of faith did shine inside my weakened mind
I shouted out to God above to pull me from this mess
I told Him I would walk away and all my sins confess

Then I felt a hand from heaven grab hold of my hand
My body lifted from the mud and landed on dry land
I felt a wind come dry me off and soon I was all clean
I looked up to the heavens above and with my voice I screamed

Thank you, Lord, for saving me and giving me new life
I wasn’t sure if all my sins were too much to survive
I now know that you are the way to leave my troubled past
I only have to call your name to have a peace that lasts

Please help me Lord to always call when troubles come my way
Help me turn to you when temptation comes to play
Help me always turn from sin and walk within your light
Help me to remember your redeeming sacrifice.

Christmas poetry

The Only Way

Welcomed as a baby
In a manger He lay
Shepherds came to greet Him
Kings from far away

People came to see Him
As He taught them truth
Everyone that came to Him
Found love that He imbued

Day turned into darkness
He crowds all turned away
Soldiers came to take Him
No one with Him would stay

Beaten, bruised and scarred
A crown of thorns He wore
Nailed upon a cross
His garments they all tore

As He hung there bleeding
Breath barely possible
He cried out to is the Father
Please forgive them all

Then He died for all mankind
His blood shed on that cross
Redemption freely given
His grace for all of us	

In three days, He arose
Escaped a sealed-up tomb
He now abides in Heaven
The Lamb upon the throne

This grace that He extended
He day he came to earth
Was finally fulfilled
On the cross and with His death

Accept His gift of love today
And know His peace within
He only way to heaven
Is forgiveness for your sins

For this peace the angels sang of
To shepherds in the field
Is only yours if you decide
Your life to Him to yield

He stands there knocking at the door
Please open up your heart
The baby born this Christmas morn
Will give you a new start

New life is for the taking
The best gift ever given
A baby born to die for you
The only way to heaven
Christmas Poetry

The Angels Song

Quiet night. Stars shine bright
Giving light to all below
Shepherds watching. Sheep all grazing
All not knowing what’s in store

Suddenly, from the heavens
Angel saying fear thou not
Unto you today is born
A Savior, Christ the Lord

Then angelic host starts singing
Glory to God in highest heaven
Still proclaiming peace on earth
Goodwill to man. Go see the child

They went to see Him in the manger
Quiet babe among these strangers
Knelt to worship, Saw no danger
Praising Christ, the Lord

Glory to God, The Angels sang
Great is the Lord our God
Peace on earth, good will to all
Is the Angels song above

When we bow down to Christ the Lord’
For the first time the Angel chorus
Sings out a song  in joyful glee
That one more has entered heaven

Will that be you this Christmas day?
Will you ask Christ to be your way?
Will you invite Him in to stay?
Accept His gift today
And then angels will sing again

Glory to God, The Angels sang
Great is the Lord our God
Peace on earth, good will to all
Is the Angels song above

Glorious King

The first time He came as a babe
In a lowly manger He lay
The announcement came to shepherds on the field
He had left His throne in glory
To write a good news story
Of a Savior who would make the devil yield

The next time He’ll come in the clouds
The trumpet to all will resound
Those who put their trust in Him will meet in the air
Many will be left behind
In a world of chaos and crime
I am so glad I have put my life in His hand

Glorious King, Lord Jesus
Savior, deliverer friend
Glorious King, Lord Jesus
Victorious in the end
Victory over all my sin
Victory over pain within
Glorious King. Glorious King, Lord Jesus

The third time He’ll come in power
He will ride and the saints will follow
The sword of the Word will be wielded and ready for battle
All His enemies will be defeated
His redemption will then be completed
For a thousand years we will reign with Him in the heavens

Oh, what a day. What a glorious day
When Jesus comes down to earth
But even today He is coming your way
Into your heart is His birth
Will you welcome Him into your heart
Once He’s with you He will not depart
Today let the Savior show you what you’re really worth

Glorious King, Lord Jesus
Savior, deliverer friend
Glorious King, Lord Jesus
Victorious in the end
Victory over all my sin
Victory over pain within
Glorious King. Glorious King, Lord Jesus

He Came Down

Down from above
Bringing His love
The Savior came on Christmas day
Babe in the hay
Quiet He lay
While angels proclaimed His praise

Shepherds rejoiced
They heard Angels voice
To Bethlehem they made their way
Bowing in honor
Glory forever
To Jesus who came as a babe

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

I cannot imagine
His love I can’t fathom
That He would give up His throne
His birth was obscure
His life was a blur
Only three years was this earth His home

From lowly beginning
To triumphant King
He had to give all he had
His death on the cross
Was such a great loss
But victory came in the end

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

God with us
The form of a babe
The Lord of Lords lay
Ready to redeem us all

He came down to save us
He came down to free us
From sweet little babe
To sacrifice made
He came down and gave us His grace

Forever Free

I was lost but now I’m found
I was blind but now I see
I was dead but now I live
I was bound but now I’m free

Free from worry, free from fear
Free from satan’s grip on me
Free from sadness, free from shame
Now I’m free. Now I am free

Forever free, forever free
Because you died upon that tree
Rose again new life to bring
I am now forever free

Jesus ransomed my lost soul
Came and made me fully whole
I will magnify His name
Because I’m now forever free

Praise the Lord, praise His wonderful name
The name of Jesus.  The Lamb of God
Praise His name.  Praise His name
The name of Jesus Christ our Lord
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