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What Keeps You?
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By Michael P. Johnson
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What Keeps You,br />

ďWhat keeps you from salvation child?

Why still persist in running wild?

With wanton guile you break my law

Thus fail The Way to Heavenís door

What keeps you still from serving me?

Humble yourself, bend God your knee

Why wonít you turn from wayward sin?

Bid Heavenís Truth reside within?

What keeps you from your pilgrim search?

A place reserved within my church?

Salvationís free to one and all

Why continue from grace to fall?

What keeps you in your wicked ways?

Why selfish lust must fill your days?

Resist the devil come to me!

Iíll loose his chains and set you free

What keeps you hiding from my face?

You think your sinís beyond my grace

Come now to me with contrite heart

From you my child Iíll never part

What keeps you from my Guiding Light?

I long to help you win Lifeís fight

But first the cross your heart must share

And see your Saviour dying there

What keeps you from a brand new birth?

The time grows short youíll spend on earth

Through love comes life if you decide

To end your ways and be my bride

What keeps you in the devilís hand?

Come out my child and understand

For you I died bore all that pain

That you and I in love can reign.....

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Submitted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2011

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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