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Who Else But You?
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Who Else But You?

 

Hubble trouble problems and woe

Tragedy worry strife

Swimming constant against the flow

Heaven ordained for life

 

Surely it’s not The Father’s plan

Surely its not His Way

Why would He come to fallen man?

And suffer death that day

 

Righteous gracious perfect in love

Tender, forgiving, true

Merciful Christ, Lord, King above

Who could all this! But You

 

Who else would be so patient Lord?

Would heed a sinner’s call

Would sheath in love their vengeful sword

And lift us when we fall

 

Who but You would share such grace?

Stretch caring arms out wide

Turn putrid souls a smiling face

And bid me come inside

 

 Knowing my sin my willful shame

The filth I’ve said and done

Sentenced to burn in endless flame

If not for You! God’s Son

 

Who else but You would give a care?

Do selfless things as these

Open their kingdom for all to share

Who’ll come to bend their knees

 

Who else would suffer so much pain?

Be deaf to things I’ve said

Be glad to grant me birth again

Raising me from the dead…..


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Submitted: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 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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