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Thank Goodness
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † † † Thank Goodness

ďI need to drink Salvationís Wine

I need Your guiding hand

Forgive my sins O God divine

For now I understand

Itís true I turned my back on You

Itís true I erred astray

Repentant; now humbly anew

With heart and soul I pray

The shameful world I tried once more

Partaking of her wares

Searching amongst her tempting shores

But found that no one cares

To You I come without a plea

Save hear my contrite heart

I know my God from Christ Youíll see

No more will I depart

With You! No one can play the fool

No one can live a lie

We must obey each given rule

As Christ choosing to die

Until as He we rise once more

In Jesusí strength we stand

Until we enter Heavenís door

And dwell Your Promised Land

I know too well Iíve acted dumb

Donít take from me Your Light

Donít turn Your face as now I come

Please dress this child in white

Iíve now removed the proud manís mask

My soul has seen my need

Your mercy Lord is all I ask

Your grace, I humbly pleadĒ..Ö

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Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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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