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Jesus... My Rock
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By James Pemberton
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Jesus… My Solid Rock


My soul is broken… my body’s achin’.

At times… I feel so utterly forsaken.


I’ve tried to serve God the best I could.

So many of his ways,

 I’ve never understood/


Rather than trusting him

 and holding his hand;

My life is  sinking

 Into quicksand.


So many nights, I’ve cried

 myself to sleep.

I feel like I’m in a pit 100 feet deep.


I cried unto the Lord to pull me out.

From you …Oh Lord…

 I don’t want to be without!


By your tender mercy and unfailing grace.

I trust you to put my

 life on a sold place.


                             This solid place is Jesus…

 my rock and foundation.

I’ve received his wonderful gift of salvation.


He put my feet on a rock to stay.

And his word guides me

 each and every day.


A song of  thanksgiving to him I now bring.

He alone is my righteousness and everything.


He’s always there when I’ve needed

 someone to turn to.

He’s here right now...and is waiting for you!


By Jim Pemberton






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Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2008

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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