These are some of the attempts at verse that I have made over the years. I trust that they are to the glory of the Lord Jesus - and that putting them here is to His glory too.
I have now posted most that I have written at least once but continue in case a new audience finds new blessing. Occasionally I throw in some other verse.
Comment are welcome.
"Does not His love refresh my spirit now? - Does not His love restore my soul." I long For that domain where, grace says, I belong Though in this desert. He will tell me how He walked loves pathway till He had to bow And give His spirit up. He gives a song To cheer my footsteps though I trudge along, Assuring me how well He will endow With grace - Does not His love restore my soul? Does not His love refresh my spirit now? Does not His grace bring heaven into view, While mercy makes my wounded spirit whole. Yet, from this wilderness, grace will allow Me to refresh His soul and spirit too.
A horse girt in the loins goes by the will Of him who caused it to be harnessed. He
Live on the principle of hearing till, Moved by the Father's purpose and decree, He suffered on the cross. But He had served The weakest and most needy of mankind, While in His life below He never swerved From doing what was in the Father's mind. And still He serves: He serves as Advocate Before the Father, as Priest for all our days Of need, and for the Father's heart: how great That it is He who leads the Father's praise! And while we wait for Him the Spirit joins His help to faithful saints “girt in the loins”.
He was what he ate: not The adulterated food of Chaldea Fit for a - heathen - king But the simple, pure, pulse. The lion “king of beasts”: Yet they were to form His court; there he stood, ennobled, Lionised in their company.
If the word of God left him Astonied, the word of God Was the tower of strength To speak truth to tyranny. Amid the stench of a court Here was a person so just That no tinge of it clung to A man, right with his God.
Thus he continued. Kings Tried or fumbled the reins; He, upright before his God, Was “One greatly beloved”.