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I Need to Be Close to Jesus!
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By James Pemberton
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I Need to Be Close to Jesus!


I need to spend with Jesus alone.

And seek his will for my life and home!


I need to tell him how much I love him!

I know he’ll listen and I can trust him!


It seems like yesterday I was a young .

There were things I didn’t yet understand.


I once believed Jesus to be my friend!

I felt his joy and peace within!


I didn’t realize how busy life would be…

I thought less of Jesus...  And more of me!


I’m thankful that I know a savior who cares!

He’s never too busy for a moment to share!


His words have blessed and renewed my mind!

His love is always patient, loving and kind!


Thank you Jesus, for the time we have together!

I’m looking forward to being with you forever!


You’re the one that I will daily seek!

I need your direction each day of the week!


All praise and honor to you, I freely give!

I shall honor you, each day I live!


You’ve blessed and strengthened my life today!

You’re the truth, the life, and the way!


I shall sing of your praises with pure delight!

Your presence is with me, each day and night!


By Jim Pemberton        (c) 2015


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Submitted: Monday, September 28, 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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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