GRACE II

A renegade, want is my crown?

A maverick all my life!

Deserve no crown of righteousness!

My past is filled with strife!

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A renegade, I have trampled on

So many, the line I have crossed.

Considering past policy

I have labored but I have lost!

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I have hurt!  I have trampled, tread upon.

I have scoffed nor turned in shame!

Though inadvertent often times

I know I am to blame!

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Contributing very little,

In shame I soon must face

Creator, Maker of all things.

Could I but count on grace?

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Thank God I can!  This is my plea!

Though underserving, know

Though nothing in my hand I bring

No crown or wealth to show.

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No accolated, no praise adorns

My life is what it seems.

Deserving?  No!  Accepting?  Yes!

Grace, that is what it means!

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Sam Cox 03.01.04

YOU ARE MY FRIENDS *

The creator and sustainer of our universe

He is the bright and morning star.

He is with me in blessing and fellowship right here!

Yet He ministers to others afar!

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He is lauded and worshipped by millions in heaven!

Yet He gives Himself to us now, here!

He created the universe with a rare thought,

And still He abides with me near.

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He is still creating out there in infinity!

Yet you can feel His presence right now!

He shatters the clouds with thunders in the heavens

And still we are no stiff, we will not bow.

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Bow down to Him now!  He is worthy of praise!

We cower under “acts of God”

Repetitiously sing about our awesome God!

Do not you know He is the only God?

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There is no other God under heaven or above.

“I am the master of my fate?”

Sure you are and yet when we come to the end

We do not want to share Satan’s fate!

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Listen up!  We matter to our God of love!

He created worlds without end!

So easily He keeps universal order

And He still wants to be your friend!

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* John 15:14

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Sam Cox 06.09.04

GIVING THANKS AT THANKSGIVING

He meets me in the morning when

The eastern skies are gray,

His smile starts spreading over the sky

And backs the gloom away!

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That smile grows wider, soon the east

Is bright and rosy red.

The wind is the ripple of His laugh

At something Gabriel said!

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It is clear to me the birds are glad,

They are echoing His cheer.

Their homes exposed to wind and rain

That song, does it show fear?

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Why should I then be fearful of the

Elements or pain,

The future, past of man or beast,

Of fire, wind, or rain?

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Our Heavenly Father loves us all.

We are His creatures, too.

All nature sings so why do not we

His praise forever!  True!

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Sam Cox 08.20.03

(Published back in the 50’s)

PRAISE AVENUE

Praise Avenue in the city of bliss

Built by God!  Cannot beat this!

City of Light, sure, heaven it is called

Just no sorrow or pain there at all!

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No sickness there, purest health and joy,

This is what I want for this old boy.

“Like the Angels…” Christ said, do not require

Such substance nor do they desire—

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Stuffing the body with food that looks good.

Less calories, I guess, it is as it should!

I expect with old age one just tapers off

Getting ready for heaven!  Now, do not scoff!

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A spiritual feast we know little about,

The banqueting table cannot do without!

But glorified body not in need of food

Substance, spiritual, and always good!

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So very good as the reference suggests

Banqueting table without all the mess!

Mess here, mess there, we eat way too much,

Substance only consider as such!

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Of course, it is required!  On food we depend

Required the system to defend!

Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

More spiritual food we need!  Must seek!

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Food for the spirits, our scriptures, provide

Prayerfully we in Christ do reside,

But in all sensitivity always we pray

For spiritual food each and every day!

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So we have food and there is food for the soul

This intake we do not need to control!

Cannot get too much scripture and prayer

Strength you will find as you meet Jesus there!

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Strength we all need to keep strong in spirit

One thing is certain devil is not in it!

He just took off when we prayed the Bible!

Do what it says and you will not be liable

to sin!

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Sam’s simple preachment! 08.16.10

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

OUR ETERNAL GOD

Simplicity at its very best depicting the greatest act!

“In the beginning God created…”  We accept the greatest fact!

Not a tribute to the Godhead, He needs none, what He has done

Confirms the word, creation!  Magnificence begun!

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Everything from nothing!  Naming everything we see

And what we cannot see, created and/or brought about to be!

In its cycle of fulfillment, winter, spring, summer, fall,

Wind, snow, rain, and sunshine, yes!  My God!  He did it all!

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What we see and what we cannot see we still know what He did!

What better way to start your day than to bow down and to give

A pledge of allegiance to your God, made you from dust!

Acknowledge it, bow down in praise and worship!  It is a must!

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At least we can own up to, recognize all that He has done!

Even heathen see and worship the power of the sun!

Yes, worship it, but everywhere we look cannot careless!

If I were God, I would give us up!  I am sorry!  I am a mess!

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If I were God how can I judge?  I am nothing I contend.

Oblivion all I can see the only place to send

The conscious, the oblivious to all that God has done!

The heathen of our country do not know God’s only Son! (*)

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He was born to die to save us then to live eternally!

With Him!  In heaven forever!  Why then cannot we see?

Silly pride, sophistication?  Just cannot admit to sin?

So heaven’s door is open now, but they will not enter in!

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(*) Closed minds refuse to know!

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S H Cox 12.01.05

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God alone only is eternal!  He always was!  Pre-existent!  Had no beginning!  He was and is the beginning, no end!  Mind boggling, is not it!  Cannot understand but believe!

I DO NOT GIVE A RIP

God attending to small details features this from the eternal.

Each skinny silk of corn attached to every little kernel.

The silk extends outside the husk to catch the rays of sunshine!

Each sun kissed kernel bursts with sweetness tasting, like, divine!

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Just think other things, similar like the apple and pear,

Can you, the sweetness of a grape find just anywhere?

Sure makes our taste buds water that is not all!  God made them grow!

God made everything that pleases!  Does not this His kindness show?

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In hundreds of tasty tidbits we find pleasure every day!

Mouthwatering juicy vegies there is just nothing left to say!

God loves us tries to prove it through our taste buds, nothing more?

Just gaze into the future.  Look by faith and see that shore!

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“Many mansions” this foretelling beauty, luxury, beyond

Any human comprehension!  Listen!  That angelic sound!

Coming from ten thousand voices, do you wonder, cannot you hear?

Clear sound harmonious mingling, imagination brings it near!

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Let us not spoil it by imagining, just know that it will transcend

Any, every mortal talent!  Nothing earthly can contend!

Music there is never ending, reach other planets, all

Bathed in constant praise extending, reaching those that did not fall!

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Other planets, heavens pieces, like to ponder, think a bit!

Not suggesting this as scripture, so do not throw a tizzy fit.

Angelic choir from main heaven televising words from God

Around the clock?  No!  Daylight always!  Waking hours can afford!

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Can imagination offer anything to beat this trip!

Do not know!  I do not think so but then I do not give a rip!

Through all our tears and troubles can we ever understand

That we were handpicked for heaven?  For we have sought a better land!

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Sam Cox 10.25.05