Sunday, 9 November 2014

Beloved, Be Loved

Be loved
By the lover of your soul
By the one
Who gave up control
Of His life,
Laid it down
Traded His crown
For thorns,
Adoration for scorn
For your sake
He did take up His cross
To die,
To be crucified
A cruel death
With His final breath
He declared
It is finished
Has won
God’s only Son
Victorious, He
Rose from the grave
To save
And bring healing to all
Hear His call
Hear His glorious voice
One and all
Beloved, be loved
Beloved, be loved
Beloved, be loved
By God
And rejoice
November 9, 2014

Rock of Ages

Rock of ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee
In the shelter of Your wing
Calm my fears as You sing
A song of peace over my soul
Be my Comforter, control
The raging storm within and out
Still my fears, remove my doubt
Let me know assurance blessed
When I’m overwhelmed, distressed
Help me know Jesus is mine
Emmanuel, a Friend divine
Faithful, True and closer than
Any of the sons of man
Whose Name is a tower strong
I call on You when I’ve been wronged
My Rock and Refuge be
The One who graciously delivers me
November 7, 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

Standing on God's Promises

Jesus is able to keep me from falling
Though I may daily stumble
His outstretched hands remind me
To love others, I need to be humble

I cannot walk this path alone
I need His strong hands to guide me
Be it valleys dark, or fiery darts
Whatever besets or betides me

He faultlessly will present me
Before His most glorious throne
Where I will stand in awe with praise
To the One who has led me Home

Stranger Things

I was a stranger
And you welcomed me in
Into Your kingdom
Though I was tainted with sin

Upon a cruel cross
You hung in my stead
And bought my forgiveness
With the blood that You shed

Now I must, too
Be an agent of grace
Welcoming strangers
Who feel out of place

Inviting them in
To church and to home
It’s true some have done this
Hosting angels unknown

For in strangers we find
A strange mystery hiding
In all of God’s children
There is Jesus residing

Epistle to a Butterfly

It is imperative you understand
You are a new creation
Before you spread your wings in flight
Revealing transformation

John's Revelation of Christ--Revelation 1

"Look, He is coming with the clouds"
And "every eye will see
Even those who pierced Him"
All peoples on the earth will 'grieve'

"I am the Alpha and Omega,"
The Lord God decrees,
"Who is and who was and who is to come,
The Almighty"

I, John, was exiled
On the island of Patmos
Because of the Word of God
And the testimony of Jesus

On the Lord's day I was in the Spirit
And I heard behind me
A loud voice like a trumpet
I turned around to see

I saw seven golden lampstands
Among them was someone like a son of man
Dressed in a robe down to His feet
With a golden sash around His chest, and

The hair on His head was white
Like wool, as white as snow
His eyes were like blazing fire
His feet like bronze aglow

And His voice was like the sound
Of rushing waters, a powerful force
In His right hand, He held seven stars
His words, a sharp double-edged sword

His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead
Then He placed His right hand upon me
And to me He said:

"Do not be afraid, I am the First and Last
I am the Living One; I was dead, and now see,
I am alive forever and ever!
And I hold the keys of death and Hades

Write, therefore, what you have seen
What is now and what will later occur
The mystery of the stars and lampstands
Are angels of the churches, and the ones they serve"


Set apart, he drew
Others to see
The One who
Approved of him,
Wooed him,
Reproved him,
Supported and sustained
So he was named
As one tested and approved
By Christ
And for him
This knowledge
Would suffice:
To be acknowledged
By Christ

Saturday, 12 July 2014

What's In A Name?

God over all
Your Name’s the only
One we need to call
There is no other
You are God alone
Holy, holy…holy
We bow before Your throne
Jehovah Jireh
Our God provides
Good and perfect gifts
That satisfy
Our daily bread
You for us prepare
And Your Own Son
You did not spare
You are El-Shaddai
Lord God Almighty
All power and
Belongs to you
You are all sufficient
And omniscient
Jehovah Rapha
Our healer God
The blind can see You
Be filled with awe
The weak are strengthened
The lame now dance
Before Your throne
To give You thanks
Jehovah Shalom
Our God of peace
I cast my burdens
And find release
I fix my gaze
Upon You Lord
Your perfect peace
Is my reward
Jehovah Shamma
You are high aloft
Yet you’re close to me
You’re not far off
You’re present with me
Right where I dwell
Jehovah Shamma
Jehovah Yahweh
Your word is true
You keep each promise
I count on You
Your loving mercies
Jehovah Yahweh
Your faithfulness is great