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How Often I Have Failed You,,,,,,,
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By Michael P. Johnson
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How Often I Have Failed You


How often in life I’ve failed You

How far we’ve grown apart

What could I say what can I do?

To heal my troubled heart


How truly I must have grieved You

How much I now regret

I thought if I could start anew

I’d try to pay my debt


You saw my heart my troubled mind

How much I tried to please

But still my God I failed to find

Until I bent my knees


How much Your child was crying

Shaking from head to toe

But though I kept on trying

The craving wouldn’t go


I prayed and prayed through many tears

Yet strangely feeling good

As peace replaced all my fears

And then I understood


By faith in You I placed my trust

Your love You gave to me

Before You raised me from the dust

The Truth had set me free


I’m free because of Heaven’s grace

Free where others fail

To rise and see my Father’s face

Beyond death’s shadowed vale


I saw the cross I saw Your pain

I saw Your hands and feet

Your suffering was not in vain

Your death made love complete   ……

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Submitted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017

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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