MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

‘The Fourth’ a day to celebrate,

We have good reason to.

“One nation under God,” we say

But now a conflicting view.

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Our fathers stood firm for the truth.

They fought for it and won!

We have grown now and the truth proclaimed

Is not accepted by some.

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‘The truth’ what is it? Pilate asked.

I think an honest question.

The Lord gave answer, I believe,

As honest as the question.

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“I,” He said with authority,

“I am the way and the truth

And the life.”  Abundant and free

But this we do not teach the youth.

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Obviously the truth is Christ,

The Divine expression of GOD!

Anything else is cult and wrong

And that we cannot afford!

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Of course, that is what our freedom says

We are free to live and choose.

But I cannot help throwing this in,

It is either The Way or lose.

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Songs we like to sing on the Fourth;

“…His truth goes marching on.”

From the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,”

But then what is in a song?

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“My Country ‘tis of Thee, sweet land…”

“My eyes have seen The Glory of the coming of The Lord.”

“Christ was born across the sea with a Glory in His bosom

That transfigures you and me!”

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But celebrate; it is nice to know,

One thing we agree upon,

The fireworks are fun and nice

And the flag will still fly on and on!

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Sam Cox 07.04.04

MY COUSIN ROY

One of a kind was Roy, there will never be another.

A loving father and everybody’s brother!

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Man of God foremost, seeking first God’s kingdom,

Preaching wondrous Grace, everyone is welcome!

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That is the gospel buddy, “Whosoever will”

“Come to Me…”  Inviting the age-old gospel still.

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No easy payment plans, like, the many paths of God.

Roy stuck with the truth, he walked where Jesus trod!

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Christ who made the claim, “The Way, The Truth, The Life!”

We follow Jesus’ way or end in bitter strife!

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“Come unto Me,” He called, “And I will give you rest.”

Have you ever done this?  Why not put Him to the test?

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If your church does not teach this, better make a change!

The Good News that is the gospel, your life can rearrange.

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Take it or leave it friend, this is not something new!

Old as creation!  That only God can do!

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Good business something Roy kept in perspective,

Not a priority, sort of an elective.

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“Seeking first the kingdom of God,” this was his goal!

And still his goal in heaven with God in control. (*)

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I will see you soon, Roy!

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(*) I would not have it any other way!  If you have a better plan I would like to hear it!

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Love, Sam Cox 08.03

MY SIGNATURE

Singing I go along life’s road, praising the Lord.

Hymns that I sang so long ago my Lord adored,

Sang over and over again.  What God gave,

Tuneful voice that God gave me went out so brave!

Of Jesus’ love my signature.

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Not showing off!  Just can’t help singing it!

Voice I am given, melodies!  I use it!

Brighten where you are, one way to share.

Love of Jesus at home and everywhere!

Oh, let it be just a voice!

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Crying in this wilderness of sin!  “Come to Me!”

“All who are weary, burdened, I will give rest!

Take My yoke upon you, lean now on Me.”

There are many ways, I will show the best!

Pleading now, I will give you rest!

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Oh, so many possible roads to take,

Zoroaster, Hindu, Mohammed, all are fake.

Somewhat airy not new, the ‘I AM’ movement

Sure, all are downgrade, cults, all fake!

(Check them out.  They are downgrade.)

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Jesus claims, “I am the Way, The truth, the Life.”

No one comes to the faith, save through Me!

He has made paths clear, for many out of strife!

Wealthy, the beggar, from sin can be free!

And make heaven certain home!)

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Delight in The Lord and He will give you

Desires of your heart!  A promise so true!

Proven many Christians around this old sphere,

But do not bother checking, go with me here!

(As God leads the way!)

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the Sam does know the Way 11.30.14

“Way of the Cross leads Home!”