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That I May Love You!...
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By Michael P. Johnson
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That I may love; as You love me

May serve my neighbour true

Let self-be nailed upon death’s tree

Till all that’s seen is You!


I know Your love is perfect Lord

Golgotha well revealed

That we may be in one accord?

Help ego; justly yield


You know my God, how much I’ve tried

How difficult it’s been

Others may think my self; has died

Yet You and I it’s seen


I’m so distressed Lord, so distraught

Knowing I could do more

Where wisdom’s, knowledge should have taught

The way through Heaven’s door


But then my God I think of grace!

The gift! Christ died to give

Repentant sinners, true love’s face

May see, and always live


This is the love I’m speaking of

Wondrous, awesome, divine  

Calling by faith to rise above

To make salvation mine


Yours; the insurmountable might

That causes death’s retreat

That bar’s hell’s gate to endless night

And makes Your joy complete


Thank You, my God, for Christ my King

Your Promised Holy Dove

Life’s victory song always to sing

To the beat of endless love…..

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Submitted: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 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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