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

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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.

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sonnet #353

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1-21-15 Our Refuge and Strength

refuge and strength

When trouble comes, and we all know it’s here,

There is no better help than Jesus Christ.

Just call His name, there’s nothing more to fear,

Though Satan seeks to have your angst enticed.

Draw strength from Jesus, He is all you need;

His guidance gets you through the greatest trial.

With calm assurance Christ has you succeed;

The evil of this world cannot beguile.

Discord and discontent are now the norm,

But when you keep the Savior out in front

You’ll find refuge against the daily storm;

He fortifies your soul against affront.

In Jesus you are safe; on Him depend.

In darkest night there is no better friend.

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God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1 KJV