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God's Altar Call
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By Michael P. Johnson
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God's Altar Call

 

It’s great to see an altar call

To hear its wondrous sound

Yet tender plants can fail and fall

Treading on unknown ground

 

How swift they come but then depart

Leaving a bothered bride

Through lack of knowledge in their heart

Life’s crown has been denied

 

It’s not enough to hear of Christ

Or hear Jesus can save

But know why He was sacrificed

And rose from death and grave

 

We need The Truth to first embrace

The cross; more than to view

Before advancing through God’s grace

A courtship should pursue

 

We need to sit a while and talk

Secrets must take their flight

Both hand in hand to often walk

Till feelings come to light

 

Till all to Christ has been revealed

Past differences resigned

Till life’s covenant’s duly sealed

Our hearts can be entwined

 

With such procedure firm in mind

With Heaven’s Word as guide

The soul once lost the eye once blind

Will stay for life outside

 

Knowing their Groom as King of kings

Lord of Heaven and earth

Their souls will rise on eagle wings

Through Christ and second birth.....


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Submitted: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, October 11, 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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