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How Should I Praise Him
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By Michael P. Johnson
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How Should I Praise Him?


Laying aside His royal crown

Leaving His throne on high

As flesh and bone Life’s King came down

For self of man to die


By grace these eyes of mine can see

The Truth revealed above

My heart rejoices now I’m free

To offer praise with love


But when and how should praises ring

What can a servant do?

What songs have heart and soul to sing?

To render God His due


With joy will now my spirit cry

Gladness will lift my gaze

My will and soul shall occupy

To offer heartfelt praise


Will deeds alone God satisfy?

Can words appease such might?

Will true love not both unify?

To bring The Lord delight


With righteous deed with selfless thought

With words spoken in love

Let angles bear my love’s report

To Jesus’ throne above


For He who died is risen now

As Lord and King once more

Awaiting those who’ll humbly bow

This side of Heaven’s door


So now these lips will never cease

Nor will my limbs be still

Thanking The One who gives such peace

Living Heaven’s will….. 

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Submitted: Friday, November 25, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 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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