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We Need to Change
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † †We Need to Change

I need Godís Fire His great Delight

I need Salvationís Lamb

Godís Door to Life, His Way His Light

The Truth to who I am

ďCome wash me Lord make quick and whole

Relieve me of my sin

Within Your hand lighten my soul

And stir my heart within

Submerge and soak in Heavenís Flame

Revive me in Your Light

Purging Your servant free of shame

Till pure within Your sight

Who walk Your way, the bible says

Will find Salvationís grace

And those who follow all their days

Will live to see Your face

A contrite heart You wonít despise

A humble child You love

When thus true changed before Your eyes

I too may rise above

Remaining drunk on Satanís wine

Iíd wield his evil knife

How could Your Lamp begin to shine?

In such a selfish life

The other man was always wrong

How oft Iíve come to ruin?

When arrogance would sing its song

When pride would play its tune

If pride once more should raise its head

If arrogance runs free

Remind me of the life Iíve led

Lord help me bend my kneeĒ..Ö

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Submitted: Monday, December 17, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012

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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