Poetry

Naiomy has been taking a Creative Writing class. She's pleased to share these poetry pieces with you.

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SHOW YOUR GLORY

Show you glory in our darknesses 
Show your power in our weakness 
Show your might in our impossibility 
Show your love in our hatred 

Show your faithfulness in our failures
Show your grace in our mistakes 
Show your forgiveness in our sin
Show your beauty in our mess

Show your splendour in our brokenness 
Show your wealth in our poverty 
Show your goodness in our wickedness 
Show your patience in our impatience 

Show your wisdom in our foolishness 
Show your Holiness in our sinfulness 
Show your sovereignty in our requests
Show your justice in our injustice

Show your mercy in our stubbornness 
Show your humbleness in our pride
Show your attributes which are so many
Show them to us so we be like you 

There is no one like you God 
None can compare to you
Make us more like you awesome God 
More like your son Jesus 

The more I know you God
The more I want to be like you
Make us more like you Holy God 
More like your son Jesus

I WILL PRAISE YOU

I praise you when I feel hopeless 
I praise you when I am in the storm
I praise you when things around me don’t change
I praise you forever

I praise you when I don’t hear from you
I praise you when the things in my life don’t blossom 
I praise you when I am in pain 
I praise you still

I praise you though I don’t succeed 
I praise you even when I don’t see the harvest 
I praise you when I am in lack
I will praise you non stop

I praise you when I feel disappointed 
I praise you when I feel alone
I praise you when I feel rejected 
I praise you without ceasing 

I praise you because I know to whom I belong 
I praise you because I seek your face and not your hand
I praise you because you are my father
I praise you because of who you are

I praise you because you always come to my rescue 
I praise you because you have never failed me and never will
I praise you because there is nothing you can’t do
I praise you because you are my creator and God

 

I praise you because one thing I know 
I praise you because you never change 
I praise you because I trust your word
I praise you because you are worthy 

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FORGIVEN

No trace of my guilt 
You washed me white as snow
No trace of my sin
You made me clean

My sin was like crimson 
Brighter than the red
You cleansed me
You made me whole

You removed my sins away
As far as the east is from the west
You remembered that I am dust
And the wind blows over it 

There is no accusation from you
There is no condemnation from you
You see me through Jesus your son
And call me your beloved child 

You embrace me with your arms wide open
You blessed me with peace 
You clothed me with righteousness 
And I am yours forever 

You will come again to take me home
Where streets of gold and no more pain
No more sin and sorrow live
Where only righteousness abide

HEALING

Heal me oh Lord
For I need you today
Touch me oh Lord
I am desperate for you today

Restore unto me your strength 
For I am tired today
Energize me oh Lord
I am in need of you today

For my bones are in agony 
My soul is deeply depressed 
Deliver my soul oh Lord
Save me because of your loving kindness 

For what praise is there in my death?
Will I be able to praise you from there?
So I cry for your mercy oh Lord
Please accept my deepest prayers 

For I know you will save me my Lord
For you have great plans for my soul
I will praise you every breath I breath oh Lord
And live for you alone

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IS YOUR DOOR OPEN FOR HIM?

 

He keeps knocking at your door
Is your door open for Him?
He keeps searching for you 
Is your door open for Him?

For He is the king of glory 
Is your door open for Him?
For He is the Lord strong and mighty 
Is your door open for Him?

For He is the Lord mighty in battle
Is your door open for Him?
For He is the Lord Almighty 
Is your door open for Him?

He will be compassionate towards you
He will show His love towards you
He will be your father and God
Is your door open for Him?

I received Him in to my heart 
I opened my heart’s door to Him
He changed my life around
Made everything new in my life 

So I ask you today 
Is your heart’s door open for Him?
Don’t wait for tomorrow 
For tomorrow will be too late

FOR HIS GLORY AND PLEASURE

Oh how I want to be a great oak tree planted for His glory 
The roots to be strong and secure in His word
To be righteous in His eyes and strong in the storms of life
Planted by the streams of the Lord

Oh how I want to receive the oil of joy in the season of mourning 
To be anointed by Him who is worthy
His oil of joy to fill as it runs down our head
To be planted in His vineyard

Oh how I want the garment of praise in times of despair 
When all is loss and hope is no where 
To make the heartbroken rejoice 
To show forth His glory through our worship

Oh how I love Him for He has made me glad by taking
my sorrow and pain 
For turning my ashes to beauty 
For turning my impossibility to a possibility 
For His glory and Pleasure alone

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IN THE MORNING

In the morning when I rise 
I thank you for this day
In the evening when I sleep
I praise you for this day 

I know that if I didn’t have you
My morning will be mourning 
I know that if I didn’t have you
My evening will be in darkness 

I know that I walked today 
For you gave me strength to my bones
I know that I sang today
For you gave me breath to my lungs

Every day is a blessing from you
Life inside of my body
For I was created for your pleasure 
For I was made for your glory 

What can man do without you Lord
We are just mortals without breath 
What can man plan without you Lord
We are like grass that withers away

Whose is like unto you Lord
There is no God like you
Who can be compared to you Lord
There is none like you our God

YOU HEARD OUR PRAYERS

You heard our prayers
You heard our groaning
You heard our cries
When we prayed to you

You saw our tears 
You saw our sorrows
You saw our agony 
When we cried to you

You felt our laughter 
You felt our joy 
You felt our heart beat 
When we looked for you

You listened to our songs
You listened to our praises
You listened to our hearts
When we lifted our hands

Where can we go from you
Where can we hide from you
Where can we leave your presence 
You are always there 

You promised to never leave us
You promised to never forsake us 
You promised to never forget us 
You are always there

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YOU ARE

You are enough for me
You are more than enough 
You satisfy my heart’s desires 
You are more than enough Lord

You captured my heart every day
You captured my heart
You captured my heart with so much love 
You are my trophy Lord

You sing over me 
You sing over me all night 
You sing over me when I feel down
You sing over me and rejoice Lord

You are with me 
You are with me all day 
You are mighty to save me 
You are with me and you saved me Lord

You take great delight over me 
You take great delight over me everyday 
You take great delight over me when I rise
You take great delight over me Lord

You quiet me 
You quiet me when I am in a storm
You quiet me with your love 
You quiet me and tell me I am yours Lord

DID I SAY

Did I say thank you today? 
For giving me breath of life 
For giving me eyes to see
For giving me a mouth to speak

And ears to hear the birds sing 

 

Did I say I love you today?
For taking my place on Calvary
For giving me hope after death

For life here on earth and eternity 
And live as a person full of Hope

 

Did I say you are good today? 
For providing my daily bread

For protecting me on the way
For blessing me abundantly 
And giving me joy everlastingly 

Did I say you’re my father today?
For always looking out for me
For always guiding my ways
For always having your hand on me
And making me part of the family 

Did I say you’re my everything?
The sun, the moon and the stars above
The energy, power and source of strength 
The daily bread and river of life
And my life is nothing without you

Did I say you’re the reason I live?
The reason I am breathing 
The reason I am winning 
The reason I am alive 
Yes it’s all for your pleasure and your glory

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HE ONCE TOLD ME

When I am weak and my heart is trembling 

I look up to whom I can depend

He once told me that when I am weak 

He is strong 

 

When I feel I am not enough

And my strength is failing  

I look up to whom I can trust 

He once told me that His strength is made perfect in my weakness 

 

When I feel alone and I have none to my help

I look up to whom I can count on

He once told me that He will never leave me

And that I am never alone 

 

When I feel sick and my bones are failing 

I look up to whom I can get healed 

He once told me that He is my healer 

And by His stripes I am healed

 

When I feel down and my heart is sinking

I look up to whom I can be comforted 

He once told me that He is my comforter 

And He is my all in all

 

When I feel rejected by the ones I love 

I look up to whom I can find love

He once told me that He is my father

And He sent His son Jesus to show me His love 

HOPE

Hope is what we all need

Hope was what I needed

Hope was what I found

When I met Him

 

Hope when I feel lonely 

Hope when I feel sad

Hope when I feel empty 

When life seems hard

 

Hope came when He died for me

Hope came when He rose again

Hope came when He said 

He is coming back to take me home

 

Life is hopeless 

Life is difficult 

But my life became beautiful 

When I found Hope in Jesus 

 

Jesus is my only hope

Jesus is my all in all

When I was in darkness 

His love gave me hope

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ANOTHER DAY

He gave me another day to be happy 

He gave me another day to enjoy

He gave me another day to glorify Him

He gave me another day to live for Him

 

He gave me another day to be thankful 

He gave me another day to wonder

He gave me another day to breathe 

He gave me another day to do His will

 

He gave me another day to conquer 

He gave me another day to win

He gave me another day to triumph 

He gave me another day of victory 

 

He gave me another day to listen

He gave me another day to speak

He gave me another day to ponder

He gave me another day to display 

 

Thank you Jesus for another day 

Another day to live for you

Another day to show your power

In this humble vessel of yours

 

I thank you for giving me these years 

Of another days till you call me home

I can’t wait to see you in your glory 

And sing and worship you for eternity 

YOUR WORD

Your word is like a precious diamond

Your word is like a precious pearl

Not many find it but those who find it

Have found a treasure 

 

Your word is pure like silver

Your word is pure like gold

Not many find it but those who find it 

Have found a treasure 

 

Your word is like a breath of fresh air

Your word is like a breath of anointing 

Not many find it but those who find it 

Have found a treasure 

 

Your word is like the deep waters 

Your word is like the wide ocean 

Not many find it but those who find it 

Have found a treasure 

 

Your word is a lamp unto our feet

Your word is a light unto our path 

Not many find it but those who find it

Have found a treasure 

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BY DYING ON THE CROSS

How did He win my heart 

How did He open my eyes

How did He cleanse my life

By dying on the cross

 

How did He save my soul

How did He feed my body

How did He satisfy my hunger

By dying on the cross

 

How did He see my need

How did He light my dark

How did He show me love

By dying on the cross

 

How did He wipe my tears

How did He soften my heart 

How did He show me grace 

By dying on the cross

 

How did He give me all

How did I deserve His love

How did He do this all 

By dying on the cross

PEACE

What is peace to you?

Is it no wars?

Is it no pain?

Is it no conflict?

 

What is peace to me?

It is peace of mind

It is rest in the storm

It is wholeness 

 

Who can give you peace?

Can the world give it?

Can the government give it?

Can anyone give it?

 

Who can give me peace?

Only God can give me peace 

Only His word can give me peace 

Only His presence can give me peace

 

Painting by Nicole GB

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FAITHFUL AND TRUE

You never fail me
You never failed me yet
You never leave me
You never will

You never disappoint me
You never do
You never forsake me
You never will

Even when I fail you
Even when I leave you
Even when I disappoint you
You never will 

You are always with me
You are always good
You are always faithful 
Because you are faithful and true 

I call you my Lord 
I call you my God 
I call you my saviour 
Because you are faithful and true

Many times I felt rejection 
Many times I felt loneliness 
But you were always there

Because you are faithful and true