Category Archives: Poetry

NOTE: To view lyrics for sacred music written from August 2016 through September 2017, click the tab First Lyrics above. What Does Jesus Say? What does Jesus say about abortion? The answer is nothing. Nothing at all. What does Jesus say about … Continue reading

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Isaiah’s Vision Isaiah 6 Holy, holy, holy! The Lord of hosts Was seated high on a throne above the smoke. My eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. He set his eyes on me. And then he spoke: … Continue reading

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Fade to Black Matthew 6:1-6 1. Beware of practicing piety to please the crowd. Helping others in need is not a show. Truly, hypocrites are honored in public life. They have their reward on earth, but not in heaven. Give … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Tares Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Each face displays the mark of God. The People are charged to follow God. But evil is present when life begins. We are free to waste a life in sin. The good … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Come home, come home to the simple life: Love God with all your heart, With all your soul and with all your strength. This is the first and greatest rule. Come home, come home to the holy life: Love … Continue reading

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For Our New Pastor (Editor’s note: Sing this anthem with enthusiasm!) Today is a day of great thanksgiving! Today we mark a new beginning! Praise the Lord for a new beginning. Praise the Lord for a new beginning. Today is … Continue reading

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Bless, O Lord, This House of Prayer Bless, O Lord, this house of prayer. We commit this church to your loving care.   We trust your Name is worshiped here In truth and purity, now and forever.   Give grace … Continue reading

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Do Unto Others How should you and I behave? What is good? What is true? Do unto others as you would have Others do to you. Going back four thousand years, A sage proclaimed something new: Do unto others as … Continue reading

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When Jesus Saw the Crowds When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 When Jesus saw the crowds, He felt the world’s pain— For the … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Wicked Tenants Matthew 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, and Luke 20:9-19 Hear a parable! The Lord created a vineyard. No other estate in the realm was quite so grand. He planted a thorny hedge on the outer edge … Continue reading

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On the Freedom of the Christian† I Corinthians 9:19-23, Romans 13:8, and Philippians 2:6-7 In ancient Macedon, Alexander’s tutor said, A person is not a lord without a servant; A person is not a servant without a lord. The Apostle … Continue reading

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The Dullards Psalm 94 The dullards say God takes little notice of evil Throughout the world, and does not care. The ignorant dullards Pour out their boastful, arrogant words. They crush the people and soil our heritage. The evil dullards … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry About Tomorrow Matthew 6:25-34 Look at the birds of the air Who neither sow nor reap Nor gather goods into barns. Birds don’t worry at all. The Lord provides their food. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Look at the … Continue reading

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