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Beat the Drum
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By Michael P. Johnson
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            Beat the Drum

God’s living Seed God’s Truth and Light

God’s Word Life’s royal decree

Power surpassing the greatest might

Is Christ within the free


The free, have now the world to tell

The Truth to life anew

To teach the lost of sin and hell

The Way to Heaven’s few!


With knowledge is the bride so full

The saints are fat and sleek

Yet many swords have grown quite dull

Just sitting every week


The Lord will use a faithful tool

But Heaven’s not deceived

We cannot play with God the fool

When facts have been received


Not all in Christ is being done

Ignorant, children die

Though many souls we could have won

When heeding Jesus’ cry


The world must hear God’s churches sing

Her flock may still be taught

May feel the love beneath Christ’s wing

And eat His true report


The world must see she’s much to learn

So much from Christ to gain

So no one else in hell should burn

Eternally in pain


The Lamp of God we dare not hide

But rise our load to bear

Until the last has come inside

God’s gift with love to share…..

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Submitted: Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2018

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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