ETERNAL EVERLASTING

“Coming down from God out of heaven?”

New heaven and earth shall be

Forever glorify our King of Kings,

Then we will know eternity!

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Eternity means no more than life evermore!

Eternity is God designed!

Whatever man may boast, all he can do

Only God!  Man halts at that line!

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We will live forever but God always was!

God created everything!

Admit that you cannot understand it all!

Finitely we to Him cling!

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The stars above He has counted them all!

He gave to each one its own name! (1)

Pleiades of Taurus, Antares all the stars

And each one unique, none the same!

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Great is God’s power!  His understanding, too!

Infinite His wisdom! Agree? (2)

Beyond imagination beyond all our means

We are but mortality!

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So now consider His mercy and His grace,

Not just His power but His love!

“Heals the brokenhearted, binds up our wounds.” (3)

Fits us for heaven above!

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A mighty blast of thunder!  Spinning galaxies!

A sparrow falls, what?  The Father sees?

Not only sees He cares!  He reaches out!

By His Spirit, He our spirit frees! (4)

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What more do we seek?  What else do we need?

God’s promise, “Each need I will supply.”

Happiness today!  “Joy unspeakable,” always

Everlastingly.  “The sweet bye and bye!”

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(1) Psalm 147:4

(2) Psalm 147:5

(3)Psalm 147:3

(4) We are God’s sparrows, His eye is on us!

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Sam Cox 04.25.03

(With a lot of help from God!)

WHERE DWELLS DARKNESS, JOB 38:31

In the shadow of the cross

No darkness dwell!

Light of God’s love dispels all sin

Saving men from Hell!

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Ships are led by stars by night!

Constellations show,

Pleiades and Orion tell

Pilot where to go!

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Job and Amos knew long ago (*)

Inspiration divine!

God who created everything

Reveals those stars that shine.

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Where does darkness dwell?

When clouds hide the light from view?

Clouds of doubt can lead astray

We know well!  It is true!

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Doubt God created?  You may

Live for this life alone,

No Spirit, Soul, just body exists,

Like, little more than a clone!

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They “Hate light whose deeds are evil.”

Darkness suits them fine!

Knowing where sin leads, still they ponder

Hating God, The Divine!

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Some “Hate light whose deeds are evil.”

Darkness suits them contained.

Deep in the heart of rejecters of Truth

Where sin sadly remains!

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Determined my course long ago!

Small churches, three-year man.

Parishes, twelve in all for me,

Bring some growth where I can!

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Closed a few where towns had died out,

Sure, I made some mistakes!

I admitted, God forgave!

Guess that is what it takes!

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Faithful young wife, wife wise beyond years!

Determined to make it go!

When going seemed most difficult!

We both needed to grow!

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Where darkness dwells in the heart

Discerning eyes still see

A heart that needs The Crucified

To set that Spirit free!

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Darkest night to brightest day!

In that bright land above!

Sin passé outmoded up there

Where gladness reigns and love!

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Little souls get used to dark,

Accustomed to their sin!

“All those souls who land in Hell

Could fit on the head of a pin!” (**)

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(*) Any place away from earth is up!

(**) C. S. Lewis quoting George MacDonald

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S. H. Cox 02.08.09

WE RISE OR WE FALL

I squander light, can man begin to know

When darkness falls, which way to go?

Or where lives darkness?  Where do shadows dwell?

Not at sea!  Where Orion and Pleiades tell–

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The ships at sea at night

Which way to go! (1)

Without these stars to guide they

Would wander to and fro!

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But piloting, guiding

Those ships at sea,

Those stars at night can tell

Which way the lay or lea…

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The way to go!  The dark of sin,

Sin shows no light!

No sun shines by day

No stars by night!

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Sin the natural way

Aimlessness decrees

Cannot keep their eyes on Heaven

While sailing pitiless seas!

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Who made the Pleiades

Cast in the heavens about?

The endlessness of spatialness

Now hear Him shout!

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“Have you entered the springs, (2)

The springs of the sea?

Have the gates of death been opened,

Been opened?  Perceive!”

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“Perceive the breadth of earth!

Declare, if you know!

Where is the way that light dwells?

Or treasures of the snow?” (3)

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“Declare now, if you know.”

Or admit you know not!

I admit much too much for me!

I am but a blot!

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A blot on the page of knowledge!

Only God knows all!

Why not read and study scripture?

On this we rise, not fall!

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(1)  Amos 5:8

(2)  Job 38:16-22

(3)  Job 38:22

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Sam Cox 02.16.09