Jesus


A darkened world from pain and hate
a life on loneliness accepted as fate
walls built around a heart so broken
isolation growing thicker from pain unspoken.
A world austere and bleak at best
in desperate need of love to rest,
inside the heart guarded by walls
but what arrow could pierce and make them fall?

A word of truth, sharper than swords,
could only be spoken by the Lord of lords;
to pierce the heart and break the pain,
all the fire of love contained in his name.
Shame and Guilt are two false friends,
their path leads only to ruinous ends.
They bind the hands and trip the feet,
and very soon, their friend, Destruction you’ll meet.

Be wary of those who put to shame
all the power and love contained in his name.
The Judge in the street calling out “condemned”
receives himself, the bitter curse in the end.
If we in ourselves could undo what we’ve done
we would never have needed the sacrificed Son.
It isn’t enough to have rituals and rites,
instead we need Jesus, the life of all Light.
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lay me down


I wrote this song today and thought I would share.

 

I lay me down

For the glory of the crown

I lift my hands

In a surrendered dance

 

I bow my head

to the one who is my bread

I give my life

to the one who took my price

 

You are my king

Hallelujah, everything

Hallelujah, everywhere- in every part of me

 

You lay me down

For the glory of your crown

You lift my hands

In a sweet surrendered dance

 

You bow my head

For you, Lord are my bread

You give me life

For your death has paid my price

 

You are my king

Hallelujah, everything

Hallelujah, everywhere- in every part of me

 

 

Melody ~A poem suitable for singing


If you have been a Christian for some time, then maybe you can relate to this “song” I wrote the lyrics but it has yet to be given a tune. I realize that it is completely unflattering and I honestly admit that I am a total failure at being a perfect Christian, whatever that means. I am a wretched sinner, and daily I am reminded of how short I fall of God’s glory.

Melody’s Song:

Let me not be led astray

When I find my heart filled with pain

And let me not be filled with fear

When I search and I can’t find you near

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And the questions in my mind

Make me feel like I’m a lie

Cause I don’t know just who you are

Yet I say I have you in my heart

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And let me not be so afraid

That I can’t even bow my head to pray

Lord let me not, be so concerned

With how others say I am to live

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And all the questions in my mind

Make me feel like I am a lie

Cause I don’t know just who you are

Yet I say I have you in my heart

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I was raised, to praise your name

Yet I find I say it in vain

My heart is broken, black and blue

Filled with all the sins I can’t undo

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Am I too much God? Or not enough?

And will you ever with-hold your love?

because I fall short of your glory

And I’m afraid to find you’re just a story

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And all the questions in my mind

Make me feel like I’m just a lie

Cause I don’t know who you are

Yet I say I have you in my heart

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But today I rise, dust off the ashes

And choose to live a life to give you praise

I have sinned and let it stop me

But I won’t let it hold me back from you

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Today I rise, and cast off my sins

Because you took them when you took my place

I will run, and I will follow

Because I know that you are my grace

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And all the questions in my mind

Won’t make me feel like I’m a lie

Because I know just who you are

You’re the one who’s loved me from the start.