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When I Gave My Heart to Jesus
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By James Pemberton
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When I Gave My Heart to Jesus…


When I gave my heart to Jesus, I didn’t know what to expect!

There were many things in my past, that I wanted to forget!


As a young boy, there was one day that I made my decision!

I wanted to live for Jesus and give him my full attention!


I remember as a young boy, how I served God with a passion!

As I look back now, this seems to some, as “old fashioned.”


I remember how many times, I knelt before my bed to pray!

I wanted to ask God to forgive my sins and wash them away!


I remember the times I was excited to read the Holy Bible.

I wanted to read about the true God!  Not a false idol!


I wanted to learn about the mighty deeds God did in the past.

And wanted to hear about a treasure in Christ, that will last!


I’m so thankful of the many memories that I had back then.

As I get older, it seems harder to focus on all of this again!


My prayer life doesn’t seem like how it used to be.

And very seldom do I ask God to forgive me.


I need to get back to the same God that I once knew!

And allow his word to make my life renewed!


Please Lord Jesus, come and fill me with

 your passion and desire!

In all that I do, that I’ll lift your name up higher!


Please come sweet Jesus!  And light the Holy fire within!

That I may fall in love with you, once again!


You’ve proved yourself beyond all of my expectations!

By your beauty, and the wonders of your salvation!


For everything you’ve done, I want to thank you!

                                                  You’ve given me another chance…

And I LOVE you!


BY Jim Pemberton   (c) 2014

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Submitted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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