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Building a House of Praise.....(1)
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By Michael P. Johnson
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    Building a House of Praise.....(1)

We need a house God’s praise to sing

A house in which to pray

A house to glorify our King

Serving The Truth each day


Before sincere we start to build

We must provide for man

Forms and documents, must be filled

Consent with structure plan


So much red tape must first be cut

Obstructions here and there

The lion’s mouth we need to shut

Through Jesus everywhere


The world machine has need of oil

This fact we need to learn

Before we put a spade to soil

Money’s a grave concern


Give to The Lord a willing heart

Not just with praise and prayer

From earthly wealth lets give a part

And show how much we care


Lets lend the plough a willing hand

Lets make His Son our choice

With bricks, mortar, timber and sand

Lets raise in joy our voice


The devil hates a house of prayer

Detests a house of praise

He’ll try to hinder everywhere

And stop each wall we raise


But God gives things that cannot fade

In hands of flesh and bone

When in truth foundations are laid

With Christ as Corner Stone…..P.T.O.....

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Submitted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 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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