GREAT IS THE LORD

Great is The Lord!  Can any be greater?

Worthy of praise, cannot you see?

The rocks and trees would cry out to honor

If man will not stoop, bend the knee!

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Maker of all space, the galaxies

Endless by Him contained!

Then made the man in His own image!

Beasts of the fields remain.

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Man alone can boast everlasting!

Created to walk with God!

As Enoch who “walked with God, and was not,

“For God took him,” aloft!

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Who else is perfect?  None of this earth.

Jesus, God’s Son, stands alone

Perfect Lamb of God, man’s sacrifice!

Who else could for sin atone?

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At one with God, “Through the blood of the Lamb.”

As pictured in Old Testament days

That lamb representing the Lamb of God

Whose blood was spilt for our ways.

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Our sinful ways, guilty!  Each one

Everyone sheer bound for hell!

Has Lucifer won?  No!  Jesus shed blood

Once applied can make all well!

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Not an over simplification this!  For

“Without the shedding of blood

There is no remission for sin,” at all!

Give thanks for the crimson flood.

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Truly flood it seemed for in days long past

Animals sacrificed.

Represented the sins of every nature all

Contained on that cross tree.

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Contained at last blood of The Lamb!

The Lamb of God who took

Every sin making possible that

All we need do is look!

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Look to The Lamb for cleansing from sin.

Appropriate!  This He has done!

Whatever fluid representing His blood

Completed for everyone!

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This is the blood of Christ, God’s Son,

To cleanse from unrighteousness

And fit us for heaven!  All who partake!

As we, our sins, confess!

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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful

And just to forgive and cleanse…”

And “the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s

Son, cleanses us from all unrighteousness.”

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Sam Cox  06.04.10

FORGETFUL ME

No matter how perfect the situation

There is always some fly in the soup.

I should have learned that a long time ago

Before I, like, flew the coop!

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Contrariwise whatever the picture

A straightening can be done.

Something that can be learned from it all

Then back to, like, having fun!

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Or whatever your posture was before

Not to say, fun is bad!

Work makes for better accomplishment!

Best antidote for sad!

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Deliverance from evil, “Thine is the Kingdom,”

Power, glory forever!

While I am struggling, God is protecting

And will He leave me?  Never!

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That is not to say that I am close to perfection,

Can perfection ever be?

Nearest I can get to that station is

When He is close to me!

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But then has He not promised to never leave?

Keeps that promise, it is true!

So if it should seem that He is far away

The one who has left is you!

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There is only one way to get back to Him,

Since I am the recalcitrant one,

I need kneel at that cross!  Sob at His feet!

God’s one crucified Son!

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They surely foresaw Him crucified in the

Old Testament days long past.

Job’s prediction, “I know My Redeemer lives!

And I will see Him at last!” (*)

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What then about my Savior and Lord?

I now see Him suffering for me

It is not pity alone, though He took my place

On that cruel cross tree!

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Will my ardor for Him ever cool down?

Of course!  Just humanity!

So prone to forget until I see that cross

And know what He did for me!

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(*) Job 19:23-27 read it

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Me 05.25.10

THE TEMPTATION

The temptation may strike a low blow at times

More often, a bit higher up

The figure face, sure, a whistle-stop.

Hold it, had enough!

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But not very easy to do, you know,

Normalcy has its place!

“Woman needs man and man must have

His mate.”  Subject of grace!

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Telepathy spiritual or not

A fixation, put it on hold

Many mistakes have been made right here!

Too young, too soon, too bold!

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Put God first!  Knows best, assuredly!

Some Old Testament hero’s thought

Otherwise!  Examples not to follow!

Consider what most of them bought.

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Troubles on troubles, Solomon few

Vanity of vanities all

All those concubines, sure, one way too many

Now one is the right, the call.

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To singleness of purpose!  Paul’s advice

In essence to serve the Lord!

When serving the Lord together find,

Companionship in accord!

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Sad separations so many today!

Divorce Courts tell the tale!

For sixty years we have looked after each other,

Sure, far better than email.

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God put her hand in mine, long ago

Both thought, “How sweet it is!”

Kids, grandchildren and great-grand’s, too,

Following God’s way in bliss!

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What else is there, as if I forgot,

“I go to prepare a place!”

Only God knows the bliss I will share

With millions, to look on His face!

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But meanwhile, my cathedral, aka my room,

Where I love God through my poems

Grandchildren, a picture taken long time ago,

Looking up, I see just forms!

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Their souls, spirits, someday I will see

In that Grand Place above

All together and forever, I want to see

All lost in our Savior’s love!

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the Sam 05.02.12