mercy

WHEN I DIE

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Songs

CHORUS 1:

 

C

When I die,

F

please don't cry.

C                      G

Not a single tear shed

G

'cuz I won't be dead.

 

VERSE 1:

 

G

I'll be living in the presence

D

of Peace's prince

G

and of the Father

C

who, in His Mercy,

G

sent the Messiah

D

to pay for the sins of me.

G

And in His Grace

C                          G

raised Him so I can live eternally.

G                           D

One day, I'll see His glorious face

G

so.......

 

(Repeat  Chorus 1)

 

VERSE 2:

 

And I'm hoping you'll join me

and we'll joyfully

sing His praises.

I want to see you

there, shouting phrases

Glorifying unto

death's conqueror,

The One Who paid for the sins of me and you.

oh come to Him and be made pure

so.......

 

CHORUS 2:

 

C

When you die,

F

you won't cry.

C                      G

Not a single tear shed

G

'cuz you won't be dead.

 

(Repeat  Chorus 1 three or four times, have fun with it.)

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can watch/hear me play and sing this one at:  https://youtu.be/azAO8uZT8mc

I GOT 'DOPTED

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Songs

 

CHORUS:

 

D

I got 'dopted! I got 'dopted!

A                        D

the very moment I opted

A

to accept His Grace.

D                 A

He erased every trace

D

of my sin and guilt.

A                           D

My heart, with joy, He filled.

D

I got 'dopted! I got 'dopted!

 

VERSE 1:

 

G

I was wild,

D                G

but now I'm his child.

C

I do not deserve

G                   C

this oportunity to serve

D7

my Holy, Risen Savior;

D                              D7

but He looked on me with Favour.

 

(Repeat Chorus)

 

VERSE 2:

 

Forever His child

I'm no longer exiled

From His presence.

I'm now living in His presence

Praising my Holy, Risen, Savior

'cuz He looked on me with Favour.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A family from my church recently adopted a three year old boy whom they had been fostering for awhile.  The hearing where his adoption was finalized was on a Thursday, the following Sunday he was still telling everyone "I GOT 'DOPTED!"  When I heard him say it, my imediate thought was, there's a song in those words.  That evening, I sat down and wrote the words to this song.  Alternative title is "Asa's Song," since he was the one who gave me the first line of the song.

 

You can watch/hear me play/sing this one at:  https://youtu.be/sQCiscus374

YOUNG JIM'S PLIGHT

 

The parson sat in a pew,

surrounded by the deacons.

As the meeting drew

to and end, one of the sons

of the local merchant barged in.

“Doc, momma sent me to find you.

Jim is terribly sick, Ma's taken

him to your house, and they need you.

 

The doctor, who had long been a deacon

in this little church, rushed to his house.

The Parson raced after the medical man.

Hoping he could, her fears douse,

he prayed with the boys' Ma.

Her husband soon rushed in

The fear on his face was raw

as he spoke to the medical man.

 

There was only one medicine

that could save the boy

but Doc had none in his possession.

Hoping, a rider to deploy,

he sent telegraphs to every doctor

within a hundred miles. Only one

had any of the drug he could offer.

Time was the enemy, they needed a fast stallion.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The Cowboy and The Parson is the story of two men of faith in the American Old West told in a series of poems. YOUNG JIM'S PLIGHT is Chapter 8 of this story.

 

You can watch/hear me read it at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/O4ruINC-K4E

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THE BRIBE

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Easter
Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can watch/hear me read this one at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/KAZZLooCE20

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WHY BETRAY

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Easter
Author's Notes/Comments: 

A poem about Judas' betrayal of Christ.  You can watch/hear me read this one at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/QVjB3_Y8j4Q

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SALVATION

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Haiku
Author's Notes/Comments: 

With Easter coming up, I've been thinking a lot about Christ's death and resurection.  You can watch/hear me read this one at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/WYnWcLkzk-U

PETER CRIED IN REPENTENCE

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Easter
Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just a little Easter poem inspired by Peter's denial of Christ just prior to Christ's crucifixion.  If you want to watch/hear me read it, click here:  https://youtube.com/shorts/O9yzwlf2ghw

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MY RESCUE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can watch/hear me read this one at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/KJHiqyCl4P0

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MY HEART DOST CRAVE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

You can watch/hear me read this one at:  https://youtube.com/shorts/L-dkhx7bhUE