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Waiting on God

Waiting for God Easy to say but hard to do. Sinful human nature wants to run. “I need it now,” I am tempted to say. But the Holy Spirit commands me to wait. For His glory and my good, He causes me to follow Him. Obeying my God Even when my own way I want, […]

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“Come, Lord Jesus.”

As we walk our journey here on earth, we yearn and pray
 That thou wilt send thy Son to take us home one day.
 Come, Lord Jesus, come. Oh, come quickly.
 
 We hear the steps of his chariots drawing nigh.
 The whispers growing louder as men seem to grow higher and high.
 Come Lord […]

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Christmas Prayer

Lord give not the joy that centers on passing things But grant to me the joy Thy Holy Spirit brings. Withhold from me the peace that is shattered in a minute. But give me, Lord, the peace that has Thy blessing in it. Do not give me love that is a weak façade, But bless […]

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The Tree

Gnarled, twisted, writhing snake, Snow-shod ‘neath a winter sky, Putting on the feathery flake, Only then to lay it bye. Standing bleak and bare, alone – Leaves have drifted to the ground; Cheerful, chirping birds have flown; The howling wind’s the only sound. Stalwart, staunch, and strong it stands ‘Neath the vaulted roof of sky. […]

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The Quest of the Magi

*This poem was originally published in the December 1970 issue.   The Quest (Matt. 2:1-11) With glowing light the dawn doth break O’er yonder hills; And in its wake Majestically the sun doth rise Casting its rays o’er land and skies.   The city stirs from slumber deep Jerusalem rouses, wakes from sleep And soon […]

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Comfort

Throughout my life and in my death My only comfort is That I belong to Jesus Christ; I praise His name: I’m His!   Therefore no power of man on earth, No might nor force from hell Can change His word omnipotent That with my soul ’tis well,   Though Satan and his hosts attempt […]

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Heaven – Our Hope

The poem I have written to fit the topic “Heaven our Hope” is written in dialogue form. That means, two people – or two groups of people – read the two columns of the poem simultaneously. When a reader’s side has only a blank line, he waits for the other reader to recite the “solo” […]

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Somebody’s Mother

The woman was old and ragged and gray And bent with the chill of the Winter’s day.   The street was wet with a recent snow And the woman’s feet were aged and slow.   She stood at the crossing and waited long, Alone, uncared for, amid the throng   Of human beings who passed […]

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Winter

Snow falls on sere field and chill stream, Icy waters congeal at winter’s blast; White haze shrouds nature in a dream Of platinum blanket bound to last! Snow fallen, woodlands rest in bright array; No human presence intrudes the scene: Deer trails o’er vale and hill lead the way To lonely lake marl’d with beauty’s […]

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God’s Seasons

God sends the winter winds that blow, The ice, the sleet, and drifting snow. He speaks across the frozen plain, And whispers, “I’ll send spring again.” Soon we will feel the southern breeze, And see the birds upon the trees. He sends the summer drought and showers, The growing grass and fragrant flowers. When summer […]

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