Posts filed under ‘poetry’

I wasn’t going to, but I am

here is a song I just wrote:

How Shall I Stand? (Inspired by Luke 21:36)

Glory, Glory, Lord you are grand
Finally coming to heal our land
I am unworthy, wretched and wrong
How then shall I stand?
Lord, please make me stand!

The Son of Man
Is coming in glory
How shall I stand; how shall I stand
Radiant beauty
Perfect is He
How shall I stand
How shall I stand

Out of the darkness I see your light shine
Here comes your kingdom in power divine
Honor and reverence your presence demands
How then shall I stand?
Lord, please make me stand!

The Son of Man
Is coming in glory
How shall I stand; how shall I stand
Radiant beauty
Perfect is He
How shall I stand
How shall I stand

Though I am broken, I cry out to you
Cleanse my heart – unfaithful, untrue
Your perfect blood my only relief
It’s hard to believe I stand
Lord, you make me stand!

The Son of Man
Is coming in glory
How shall I stand; how shall I stand
Radiant beauty
Perfect is He
How shall I stand
By His blood I stand!

Glory! Glory! Lord you are good!
I lift up my hands and cry as I should
This gift you have given, I can’t understand
Why you’d make me stand…
Glory! Glory! Lord you are good!
I lift up my hands and cry as I should
This gift you have given, I can’t understand
Why you’d make me stand
Lord, you make me stand
Your blood makes me stand
Lord, you make me stand

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Luke 21:36:
“Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

October 19, 2008 at 1:20 am 5 comments

With Great Waiting Comes Bad Writing

Another night, and you are not here
To chat, and laugh, and quote Shakespeare
Time is a blanket slowly knit
and leaves me oft with little cheer

While sleep is good, I must admit
I may have bent the truth a bit
For all the while you are gone
I secretly thirst to hear your wit

And when you rise to see the dawn
I pray the Lord would lead you on
But not to keep you long away
Lest my joy may be withdrawn

Now, I, to bed, with not else to say
Perhaps next we meet, my thirst will allay
Till then, I bid thee a glorious day
Till then, I bid thee a glorious day

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Bonus points if you can name who belongs to that poetic style!

September 13, 2008 at 1:57 am 2 comments

Show Me Love

Your love is true
Enduring all
What can I do to gain your favor?
Unconditional love
Better than life
What can I do to gain your favor?

I tried so hard to understand
This love that never quits
After all reason is dismissed
You only want to show me love?

What have I, to offer you?
My love will never be so grand
I barely have the strength to stand
And you only want to show me love?

You take me in and say forever
The ending of your love is never
You held me close
You dried my tears
What did I do to gain your favor?
What did I do to gain your favor?

You say you need me; can this be?
Your love, too wonderful, is all I see
I’m not that great. Your love is higher
Yet my love is your desire
You only want to show me love

How can I accept this love, so true
To find my hope in the arms of you
No one can ever deserve your favor
But you only want to show me love
You only want to show me love

I love you, I need you
Forever our love will be
And somehow it’s all because
All you want is me
All you love is me

You only want to show me love
You only want to show me love
How did I get so lucky?
You only want to show me love

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Someone from Hungary visited a xanga post of mine that had this poem on it, so I decided I’d post it here. What do you think?

Oh yeah, and go to Clint’s blog!

September 12, 2008 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

New Song – I don’t have a title for this one yet

I’m seeking out your face
I cannot see beyond these mountains
This desert’s left me parched
Many miles from every fountain
I break down and cry
I’m asking you why
Why I’m in this place

You’re calling back,
“You don’t need to know, you don’t need to know
My love is all you need to know, all you need to grow
When it seems life is moving far too slow
Oh – you don’t need to know”

Every other guy
I swear, he is the one I’ll marry
I’m tired of this game
It’s left my heart so bruised and weary
I’m in this place again
And asking you when
When will I meet my future

You’re calling back,
“You don’t need to know, you don’t need to know
My love is all you need to know, all you need to grow
When it seems life is moving far too slow
Oh – you don’t need to know”

Then I finally see
All this mystery
Is just the way you show your greatness

Oh!
I don’t need to know, I don’t need to know
Your love is all I need to know, all I need to grow
When it seems life is moving far too slow
Oh- I don’t need to know
Oh- I don’t need to know

September 9, 2008 at 4:27 pm 6 comments

Healing

What words can’t say
My face will show
In sun and moon
Rain and snow

My eyes tell secrets
I try to hide
Within my heart
Where love abides

Wisdom shines
On opened scars
And shows that healing
Is not far

His calming word
Forgiving touch
Gives me strength
I need so much

He’ll hold my heart
Hear my call
And I’ll love him
Most of all

September 1, 2008 at 9:04 pm 3 comments

More Than Silver

Riches buried in your Word
A treasure of worth
Unimaginable
Stronger burning for your heart
I seek out this love
Unconditional

More than silver
I’m seeking you, I’m needing you
More than human
I’m hearing you, believing you

Glory revealed through your Word
We follow a will
Irresistible
Salvation pouring from your heart
I’m filled with this joy
Inexpressible

More than silver
I’m seeking you, I’m needing you
More than human
I’m hearing you, believing you

More than possible
You’re molding me, you’re shaping me
More than loving
You’re breaking me, you’re saving me

More than silver
I’m seeking you, I’m needing you
More than human
I’m loving you, becoming you

August 22, 2008 at 1:08 am 3 comments

A Conversation With God

If I saw one star tonight
It was you shining in the darkness
If I heard but one song
Your heart played it perfectly
And all this will answer my prayer

If you needed two words
I will say it in one
If you desired a sign
Don’t ask for another
And all this will reaffirm my love

If I seek out your heart
I will find it blameless
If I listen to your words
You are perfect in speech
And all this is required of a savior

If I lay down my life
You must live only for me
If you would call me father
Heed my correction
All this is required of a son

If you are pure, if you are holy
If you are just, if you are fair
If you are worthy, if you are righteous
If you are sovereign, if you are mighty
All this is my God

I am pure, I am holy
I am just, I am fair
I am worthy, I am righteous
I am sovereign, I am mighty
All this I AM

August 13, 2008 at 12:49 am 2 comments

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