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Learn to Live
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Learn to Live

 

When Heaven’s gift of faith’s received

When hope is multiplied

When God we trust and have believed

The reason Jesus died

 

Some learn to live by each mistake

Some learn in truth to thrive

Others in love great change will make

Through Jesus Christ alive

 

He’s Lord He’s God King of the Jew

Counsellor, lifelong Guide

Creator of all, Groom of the few

Worthy to be His bride

 

Friend of the rich friend of the poor

Lover of all in need

Life’s bitter Pill, life’s sweetest Cure

And Bread one’s soul to feed

 

He’s Peace He’s Joy to those who grieve

Water to quench one’s thirst

But who of us will God believe

And put Christ Jesus first

 

Who’ll die to sin and live to rise?

Who’ll trust where others fall?

Who’s faith will open wide their eyes?

And find He’s all in all

 

Who’ll seek to learn His perfect will

Who’ll love Him and obey

Who’ll live and walk with Him until

Beyond the narrow way

 

Blessed is the child who does these things

Who’s love reigns true and strong

They’ll soar through faith on eagle wings

Where ecstasy sings it’s song..... 


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Submitted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 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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