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By Michael P. Johnson
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God’s wondrous grace gives birth to light

Gives peace a golden crown

Flooding the heart with joyful might

Casting enemies down


This law of life knows Satan too

He knows of what we dream

He knows what blessed joy can do

Flowing from Heaven’s stream


Without, he knows a soul can die

Can lose its gift of grace

And so he’ll cheat he’ll steal and lie

Till sadness takes its place


Sadness can cause a power drain

Can hinder prayer on high

Till turning God their backs again

In arid ground we die


Sadness gives birth to foolish doubt

Can paralyse the soul

Can turn a righteous mind about

And hinder from life’s goal


Sadness is kin to gloom and grief

Despair its wayward child

Where only love can bring relief

That joy be reconciled


The joy that brings a soul to sing

To dance at love’s desire

The joy that only Christ can bring

To set one’s heart on fire


So praise The Lord see sadness flee

Sing praise who understand

Truth’s joy can set God’s children free

To flood The Promised Land.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2018

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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