WordChimes poetry chimes
Chime Of The Day
Poetry Chimes
Newest Poems
Featured Poet
Poet Chimers
Child Chimes
Chime Links
ENC--Class of '55
WordChimes Founder Quentin Clingerman
Contact Us

Obedience Prize
Viewed Last 24 Hours: 0 time

By Michael P. Johnson
Other Poems by Michael P. Johnson


Obedience Prizze


Through sinless blood man’s debt was paid

Through death torment and pain

The sacrifice for man God made

Was clearly not in vain


Though persecution comes our way

Temptation day and night

True faith will always win the day

And set one’s soul alight


To One alone man’s knee must bow

To Jesus Christ God’s Son

The bible shows us simply how

Eternity is won


Love is the path to seek to take

Caring for neighbours lost 

Forgiveness; when mistakes they make

Regardless of the cost


Forgiveness starts on bended knee

For things we’ve said and done

Obedience is one’s mercy key

When Jesus’ will is done


As Heaven’s Lamb He came to die

Obedient to please

Freedom to bring to you and I

And Satan to his knees


The cost was high the pain severe

The tree of torture cruel

Through Jesus’ death revealed love clear

Compliance is the rule


Victory won, eternity gained

Life’s river flows in streams

What Jesus won what love obtained?

Excels man’s wildest dreams.....

Timely Comments on this Poem

No comments currently exist for this poem.

Submit Your Comment

(will be kept private)

Please enter the code above into the box below:

Submitted: Monday, May 2, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 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.

Other Poems by Michael P. Johnson

Currently Playing:

[Add Your Poem]

[Chime Of The Day] [Poetry Chimes] [New Chimes] [Poet Chimers] [Blog] [Chime Links] [ENC--Class of '55] [Home]