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The Redeeming Christ
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By Michael P. Johnson
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The redeeming Christ

Who live to sin, are blind and lost
With only self to blame
Who'd be prepared to pay the cost?
To free their soul from shame


As God loves man but hates all sin
And sees our lives on high
There seems no way for man to win
We're bound one day to die


Yet Jesus chose to take our place
To heal to bear our pain
Redeem for God the human race
And give us birth again


To those God’s Son has reconciled
To souls who’ll seek release
It matters not how much defiled
The Lord will give His peace!

There’s nothing else for us to pay
Through Christ, redemption’s free
We need but walk God's chosen Way
And bend to Christ one’s knee


Yet while it’s free, we act so dumb
Singing the devil’s lie
We fail to bid God’s Spirit come
To fall in sin and die


There’s nought we have to lose my friend
But everything to gain
By giving Christ our heart to mend
He’ll take our every pain


How soon the Lord will claim His bride?
How long is yet to wait?
Best waste no time with foolish pride
It could be soon too late.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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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