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Hold Fast to Christ.
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † †Hold Fast to Christ.

Sometimes in life, The Lord weíll fail

Satan will cast his snare

Deceitful doors will lead to jail

Cheating of Heavenís share

Of self! Salvation canít be won

Godís grace can no one buy

No bribe can tempt The Fatherís Son

Nor purchase life on high

This child was blind to Truth and Light

Unknown was Heavenís Way

A fool possessed by hellís delights

Whose heart was led astray

But when I met The living Christ

Considered first the tree

I saw The Lamb God sacrificed

Whoís blood had set me free

Today, by grace Iím saved and whole

With joy Iíve selfless love

Within my heart and from my soul

I praise The King above

But now I think of those still blind

Whoís hearts through lust are bound

Where self-desire clouds their mind

Where truth remains unfound

We say itís just our human side

That God should understand

That with some help weíd turn the tide

Weíd keep The Lordís command

When moral fibreís left behind

When sin lays wide her door

Thereís no surprise not few will find

Again weíre Satanís whore.....†

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Submitted: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 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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