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Praise Offering
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Praise Offering

 

What tribute could a soul afford
For grace for endless life

Where few see Christ as truly Lord

Where lives are plagued with strife
 

With pleasure will this saved one cry
My voice I’ll gladly raise
With heart and soul to God on high
I’ll offer Jesus praise

 

He lifts me up each time I fall
Refreshing with His love
Heaven and earth should hear my call
Echoing thanks above

 

Forgiven are my wayward days
Even when things go wrong
Upward, onward, I’ll fix my gaze
Singing my grateful song

 

When failing words I’ll turn to dance

Whistling loud or low
As bride to Groom in sweet romance
I'll whisper as I go

 

Upon my soul God’s placed His Seal
Ending my selfish will
Knowing my thoughts, the way I feel
How can my heart be still

 

Splendid triumphant rousingly loud
Soft at my Saviours feet
At home, amidst maddening crowd
Or down a quiet street

 

I have the right, the blessed source
Power, sound health and free

So now just leaves one awesome course
If I be true to me…..


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Submitted: Monday, February 22, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2016

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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