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Dressed to Serve
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Dressed to Serve


Bid light within your heart to shine

Let darkness wear a shroud

Believe in Christ God’s Son divine

And be in truth endowed


Let evil beat a swift retreat

Let shame flee out your door

Receive the facts at Jesus’ feet

Where death threatens no more


Pay no regard nor walk with fools

With rebels in disguise

Obey in Christ my sacred rules

And in His name arise


Rise up and take the cross I give

Speak up and out for right

Spread wide the news others to live

And walk within the light


To feel my love, to understand

To know my saving grace

To see the evil in one’s land

And every far off place


Put on the shoes of peace my child

Bind truth around your waist

That other may be reconciled

Divide my word in haste


Open the eyes of those yet blind

The facts of Christ impart

With true salvation on your mind

And love within your heart


Stand firm my child in all my ways

In righteousness be true

Remaining strong throughout your days

And join my faithful few.....

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Submitted: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015

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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