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Ready the Bride
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Ready the Bride


When Christ’s report we have believed

When Christ becomes our Lord

When Heaven’s Seal we have received

We’ll flee the coming sword


Till then as bride we’ve much to do

So much to be arranged

The Lord our hearts will form anew

Once selfish minds are changed


Exchanging rags for a shining gown

With soul through blood refined

Upon one’s head a golden crown

We’ll leave our cares behind


Impossible is loud the cry

Such things can not be done

But when to self we choose to die

We’ll see the victories won


We’ll see the things no eye has seen

The things no ear has heard

We’ll see beyond life’s secret screen

Through God’s almighty Word


Whatever sinful deeds we’ve done

What shameful wares we try

The grace of God through Christ His Son

Can save the souls that cry


The Lord can see our life’s report

Both righteous deeds and sin

Our hearts reveal each secret thought

Through He who dwells within


Before we sail for Heaven’s shore

Before God’s face we see

Obedience; opens wide The Door

And love; is Heaven’s key.....

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Submitted: Sunday, December 28, 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014

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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