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Beyond the Cross....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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     Beyond The Cross....

Beyond the cross one’s self should die

Through Heaven’s Lamb to live

With Jesus soon to dwell on high

Through He The Lord would give


With souls aglow with hearts ablaze

The Holy Ghost as guide

Through selfless love through all our days

We’ll turn the stormy tide


Enduring life when born again

Fighting the righteous fight

Till on life’s throne we too may reign

Adorned in brilliant white


But those who shrink from Jesus’ side

Who now God’s Son disown

Will fail in Heaven to reside

And join Him on His throne


Through faith we show our precious love

Through faith God sees we care

When faith restores to life above

Eternity we’ll share


When battles done, still lies the sword

When victory’s song we sing

We’ll live in glory with The Lord

Forever with our King


Hopeful, faithful we understand

A righteous soul to win

Wonders await The Promised Land

All those grace brings within


All this, because we’ve stood Christ true

Because we’ve run life’s race

Because we sought God’s will to do

We’ll see His smiling face.....

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Submitted: Thursday, August 29, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 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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