Category Archives: Poetry

Jesus Christ, Life and Light

Before, I get into the blog post today, I want to share the deep writings of a wonderful brother in Christ, T. Austin-Sparks. All of his writings are free at The Online Library of T. Austin-Sparks. He was a mature saint, who suffered much, and through whom, Christ has been magnified to many. I highly recommend T. Austin-Sparks’ writings, The School of Christ, The Stewardship of the Mystery Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and The Centrality and the Supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ. But, I think you will see more of Christ in all of his writings.

Brothers and sisters, I have always loved the song Silent Night. Since it is such a simple song, it is one of the first songs, that I am learning to play on the guitar. I realized that I don’t really care for the words too much anymore, considering Jesus Christ is far greater than that song shows Him to be. Thus, I wrote a new hymn to the tune of Silent Night called: Jesus Christ, Life and Light. Enjoy Him!

Jesus Christ, Life and Light
You’re our Calm, You’re our Sight
Around the Head, the saints gather
Holy ones loving each other
Rest in our Father’s House

Jesus Christ, Life and Light
Demons quake at the sight
Glories stream from Heaven within
Living stones sing Jesus, our Kin
Christ the Lord is displayed

Jesus Christ, Life and Light
In You there is no night
We look to You with unveiled face
Receiving Your Life as our Grace
Marriage of Christ and His Bride.

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God’s Eternal Purpose by Witness Lee

SUBJECT: ULTIMATE MANIFESTATION-GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE
METER: 6.5.6.5.D.
AUTHOR: Witness Lee
COMPOSER: M. Koch, from Geistliche Lieder

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1   God’s eternal purpose
      Is to join with man,
    Causing man, His vessel,
      To be born again,
    His own life imparting,
      Filling to the brim;
    Man may thus express Him,
      And be one with Him.
2   God in His own image
      Hath created man,
    That he may be able
      To fulfill His plan;
    That he may receive Him
      As the tree of life
    To become His fulness
      As to man the wife.
3   In His life’s rich flowing
      Man will be transformed
    Into precious substance
      And to Him conformed.
    Thus will man be builded
      As His counterpart,
    Thus to be His dwelling,
      Satisfy His heart.
4   Tis the holy city,
      New Jerusalem;
    With His saints God mingles,
      Makes His home with them.
    He becomes their content,
      His expression they;
    They shall share His glory,
      One with Him for aye.
5   He’s the very center,
      Ruling on the throne;
    By His life the power,
      Saints are kept in one.
    By His light of glory,
      They are kept in light,
    Harmony enjoying
      In divine delight.
6   He’s their living water,
      And their food supply;
    All their thirst and hunger
      He doth satisfy.
    He’s for them the temple,
      In Himself they live,
    In His constant presence
      Worship ever give.

 

Purifying Love

Part 1:
What a beautiful day.
What a sea so blue.

There is no greater love
than that of these two.

They sail on a vast boat,
its white color is brilliant and pure.

Their voyage seems to be perfect,
but what else could they be in for?

They have fun on jet skis,
joyful laughing and playing around

There is complete peace around them,
besides their giggling, there is not a sound.

They are at the bow of the boat
having a joyous time together

Oh that this honeymoon would continue
the end, not to be seen ever

The couple appears flawless
no greater beauty can we imagine

The Groom is tall and handsome,
with greater looks than prince charming.

The Bride is gentle and gorgeous
with golden hair and a flowing dress

Never has there been such a brilliant couple
their marriage is surely blessed.

Chorus:
Your love is so great
and Your love is so true.
No one can love us as much as You.

Through the light
and through the darkness
We will follow Your lead to perfect holiness.

Part 2:
A veil blows in the wind
it waves back and forth.

It blows over the man’s face
His pure shape shows His worth.

But the wind shifts the veil
it covers the Woman’s face.

It reveals a great evil,
the Groom looks upon with distaste.

Then the veil is gone,
the Groom knows the truth.

But He still sees Her as perfect
His unconditional love does not need proved.

The couple come together,
they meet each other in loving embrace.

Their kiss is picture perfect,
in it there is no haste.

Chorus:
Your love is so great
and Your love is so true.
No one can love us as much as You.

Through the light
and through the darkness
We will follow Your lead to perfect holiness.

Part 3:
Out of nowhere men arrive
as they ride on jet skis.

They surround the great boat,
from their guns, their fury, they unleash.

The boat is filled with holes,
the kissing couple is too.

Their love is tested by fire
and found to be true

The Ones in love stand strong,
not missing a single beat.

They remain embraced and kissing,
their love surpasses this evil feat.

From the holes in the couple
spring forth fountains of red blood.

The boat is sinking,
the water pours in like a flood.

The blood and water mix,
as the kissing couple go underwater.

Though all seems lost,
there is a peace to this slaughter.

Chorus:
Your love is so great
and Your love is so true.
No one can love us as much as You.

Through the light
and through the darkness
We will follow Your lead to perfect holiness.

Part 4:
Suddenly the Groom reaches the surface,
not a mark scars His features.

Next a woman appears
Her hair is dark and Her looks tougher

She remains beautiful and feminine,
but gone is the fairytale princess.

The jet skis remain intact,
on Their way home will be great tests.

The Groom leads the way.
The Brides follows His every move.

The enemy awaits them,
His skill, the Groom will prove.

He performs great feats
and the enemy is no match.

The Bride is able to follow
His cleared and safe path.

The ending is not for us to know,
in the Groom we must put our faith.

The future will bring danger for the Church,
as long as we follow Christ’s lead we will be safe.

Chorus:
Your love is so great
and Your love is so true.
No one can love us as much as You.

Through the light
and through the darkness
We will follow Your lead to perfect holiness.

Your Name

Jesus, Your Name fills
my heart with joyfulness.
A joyfulness that
is truly matchless.

Jesus, Your Name shows
my mind wonder.
A wonder that tears
my pride asunder.

Jesus, Your Name envelops
my spirit in love.
A love my own love,
falls short of.

Jesus, Your Name tastes
so sweet to my lips.
Lips that will forever
shout Your Lordship.

The Lord Speaks

The Word of the Lord
is music to my ears.
O to hear your voice
as I draw near.

Your visions are great,
beyond my thoughts.
My imagination just
leads to naught.

Your dreams are splendid,
showing Your beauty.
But, no dream even comes
close to Your reality.

You Bride is pure and
shows Your image.
Give each of us,
a piece of Your message.

You O Lord speak
to my low heart.
You are ever present,
we will never be apart.

How Sweet

O how sweet
is the taste.
The Lord’s fruit
is so great.

At his table
is a feast.
He feeds me
though I am least.

While I work
my heart leaps.
His Spirit gives
joy in heaps.

His presence
is delicious.
It overcomes
my maliciousness.

How I wish
to share my Lord.
For others to feel Him
make their hearts soar.

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