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By Deeds Of Grace.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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One reaches higher ground

Not prayers not songs or chants we sing

One’s soul is Heaven bound

 

Whilst frantic moral songs we sing

Whilst bobbing to and fro

Think not by which on eagle’s wing

Through Heaven’s Door we’ll go

 

But live to love divorcing sin

Knowing why Jesus died

Rising for Truth to while within

God’s Promise to abide

 

It’s not through force, of any law

Religion, creed or race

Nor through great works we’ll reach life’s shore

But through God’s gift of grace

 

By grace we’re saved by grace alone

Christ Jesus blood made free

Melting the hardest heart of stone

Causing blind eyes to see

 

Graciously; James recorded true

Through Jesus’ guiding hand

Eating life’s Bread drinking life’s Dew

We’ll grow and understand

 

To God! Christ Jesus is The Way

To life Christ is The Door

Life’s Light life’s Guide life’s Hope today

Christ reigns forever more

 

It’s first; by grace followed by deeds

To glorify God’s Son

Nurturing wheat amongst life’s weeds

That Heaven’s will be done....


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Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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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