5-7-15 He Hears

He Hears

But verily God hath heard me;

he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psalm 66:19 KJV


My enemies have painted me as vile;

An evil man, a phony hypocrite.

If this is true, could I then God beguile?

Would He then heed my prayers and thus commit?

Yet God has heard me, I who am His slave.

The love He has for me has changed my ways,

For He sent Christ His Son whose life He gave;

He died for all my sins. It’s He I praise!

If I were still the man I used to be,

I would not waste my time to spread the Word.

But my old self is dead on Calvary,

And now I follow Christ, His Spirit’s heard.

            My Father hears my prayers; I am His child.

            He answers every one so clear and mild.



sonnet #353

2 comments on “5-7-15 He Hears

  1. Dorothy Sittler says:

    Psalm 116:1-6I love God because he listened to me,
    listened as I begged for mercy.
    He listened so intently
    as I laid out my case before him.
    Death stared me in the face,
    hell was hard on my heels.
    Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn;
    then I called out to God for help:
    “Please, God!” I cried out.
    “Save my life!”
    God is gracious—it is he who makes things right,
    our most compassionate God.
    God takes the side of the helpless;
    when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.
    7-8I said to myself, “Relax and rest.
    God has showered you with blessings.
    Soul, you’ve been rescued from death;
    Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears;
    And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.”
    9-11I’m striding in the presence of God,
    alive in the land of the living!
    I stayed faithful, though bedeviled,
    and despite a ton of bad luck,
    Despite giving up on the human race,
    saying, “They’re all liars and cheats.”
    12-19What can I give back to God
    for the blessings he’s poured out on me?
    I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God!
    I’ll pray in the name of God;
    I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it together with his people.
    When they arrive at the gates of death,
    God welcomes those who love him.
    Oh, God, here I am, your servant,
    your faithful servant: set me free for your service!
    I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice
    and pray in the name of God.
    I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it in company with his people,
    In the place of worship, in God’s house,
    in Jerusalem, God’s city.

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