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To Know Such Joy
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By Michael P. Johnson
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To Know Such Joy


Love came within my darkest night

Within life’s shadowed vale

With peace with joy with Heaven’s Light

To Guide from Satan’s jail


With knowledge of Your sacrifice

Your resurrection power

My eyes can see You’ve paid life’s price

Beyond time’s final hour


I’m more than blessed to have such grace

To know The Truth is mine

To see one day the smiling face

Of You my God divine


So smiling through my tears Lord

Despite the devil’s grin

With faith and hope I can afford

To turn my back on sin


You’re in my heart You have my soul

My hand is firm in Yours

Help me towards my unseen goal

Through Heaven’s eternal Doors


For You’re The Lamb who died for me

Creator God on high

The King who sets His servants free

Giving them wings to fly


Far above the darkness here

Above the vale of sin

I’m joyful, free of all the fear

Wickedness brought within


Please keep me safe Lord hold me fast

Whilst in this worldly maze

Forgive, forget my wayward past

And help me change my ways….. 

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Submitted: Monday, October 24, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2016

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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