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Draw Near to God
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By Michael P. Johnson
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         Draw Near to God

For God, the world shows little fear

Her children wander blind

But when death's veil draws finally near

They'll seek to change their mind


Too late, too late, could be the cry

Life's raiment's ragged torn

Within hell's flame, they'll seek to die

But death will see no dawn


Yet Jesus' arms are Heaven's doors

Held wide to one and all

But most content in Satan's claws

Continue stile to fall


Draw near to life through Christ God's Son

Come as you are right now!

Receive God's Arm, life's race to run

When at His feet you bow


Nearness to God brings death to shame

His love brings joy and peace

Close as the mention of His name

Our lives will fail to cease


Accept God's Lamb as Lord and King

Believe with heart and soul

Who then in truth, love's song can sing

He'll save and raise them whole


God's sifting out His chosen few

He's pruning clean His vine

Severing branches void of Dew

Spoiling Salvation's wine


Who's heart is not as Heaven will

Who's, deeds are Satan's fruit

The Wind of Truth will blow until

They're severed from The Root......

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Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, November 27, 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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