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To Fear the Lord
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By Michael P. Johnson
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           To fear the Lord

Without The Lord, a worldly fool

Could steal a regents crown

May claim a while the highest stool

But fail and tumble down


Today we too may think we’re wise

When in ourselves we trust

Then with our hopes just like the fool

Our plans turn into dust


Through knowledge in The Father’s hand

There’s wisdom love and grace

Causing in Christ to understand

The error of one’s ways


It’s good to know Salvation’s might

God’s name to fear within

To walk a while devoid of Light            Nu.12:15

To emphasize our sin


At times when rains refuse to fall

When lands grow hard and dry

We see the mighty grow so small

They’ll humbly kneel and cry


God sees man’s thoughts both far or near

The guilt within one’s song

Inside He feels our every fear

He knows when something’s wrong


Are both your feet, on holy ground?

Or have they wandered far?

Take time to check looking around

Take score of where you are!


Through faith, true love will burn inside

Through grace, we learn to see

With Jesus at the great divide

We’ll rise in victory…..

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Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2012

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012

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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