Category Archives: Christian Poetry

Hold Me

 

Hold me Lord, enfold me Lord

Embrace me from above

Lord, I come to meet with You

Expressing all my love.

In worship ~ in Your presence

As I look upon Your face

My heart consoled, You make me whole

And I receive more grace.

–oOo–

 

© 2017 Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved

“You make known to me the path of life;
    in Your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore”
(Psalm 16:11, ESV)

 

Glorious King!

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O Lord, You are awesome! Glorious King.
Your love is so beautiful ~ You’re everything!

You draw me with words that enlighten my eyes.
The knowledge of You makes the simple one wise

To honour and fear You is wholesome and pure.
In You, I’m protected, in You, I’m secure

My mountains for You are a walk in the park.
You’re the Light of my life when around me looks dark.

Sometimes when it seems I am at my wit’s end
I know I can call on You, Jesus, my Friend

Unshakeable Refuge in trials and storms.
When life leaves me cold, Your love makes me warm.

You call me to come ~ in prayer to Your throne
With mercy You greet me and call me Your own

As long as I wait, never rushing away
Your presence sweeps over my soul as I pray

Dear Lord, You are awesome, my glorious King,
the joy deep inside ~ that makes my heart sing!

–oOo–

© 2015 Christine V Mitchell

The Way Called Love

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Can we forgive the yesterdays in each other?
Times gone by, when faults and sins were seen?
Have we a heart that’s melted by the Father?
One that knows it too was cleansed from sin?
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Can we see the best in our sisters and brothers?
Or do we only see through yesterday’s eyes?
There is a better way, that’s like no other
And if we choose to follow, we’ll be wise
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It’s the way called “Love”; it’s a heart that can forgive
It’s the way called “Love”; it’s the way that Jesus lived
And if we too, ourselves, would be forgiven
Then the way called “Love” is the way we should be living
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If we choose that way, through faith in Christ our Saviour
Surrendering each day our will to Him
Then the fruit of love will show in our behaviour
And by and by, that love, more souls may win.
–oO0–

© 2015  Christine V Mitchell

It’s encouraging and reassuring to know that what may seem hard for us is possible through the power of Christ, as we surrender our lives to Him. When He is Lord of our lives, all things are possible. It’s a daily walk, not just a one-time surrender. Self always seeks to reign, but as we deny that self and follow Jesus, His love in our hearts enables us – gives us the power to love and forgive. Oh we sure do need it! We surely do (I do!) and because it IS possible, Jesus taught His disciples about it. It helps when we realise that we too – in our imperfection – need forgiveness and, in His love, God forgives us when we humbly come to Him in repentance.
Through Christ, we can do all things (see Philippians 4:13).

Of love, Jesus said:
“A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
(John 13: 34)

Of forgiveness, we read, in the Lord’s prayer:
“‘…And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one’..
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you,
your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins”
(Matthew 6: 12-15)

 ~ ~   Love and many blessings always   ~ ~

Lord, Be My Compass

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Dear Lord, be my compass as I journey on
My trust is in You Lord, for You’re never wrong
With You in the picture, I know I’ll succeed
With Your hand to guide me, I know You will lead

In the way I should go and the path I should take
Please guide all my steps and each move that I make
Whichever direction You’d have me to go
Please help me to follow ~ help me to know

For You are my Captain and focus of faith
My Alpha and Omega ~ on You Lord I wait
To run on without You, I’m certain to fail
Like a ship on the sea, without a firm sail

Shine on my path ~ each day and each night
Surround me, O Saviour, with heavenly Light
I’m trusting You, Jesus, my joy and my song
O Lord, be my compass as I journey on

–oOo–

© 2013  Christine  V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved

 

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Uphold Me


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Uphold me, dear Lord
Guide my feet, lest I fall
Help me never to stumble
And never to stall.
Please help me to trust
In Your goodness alone
Lord help me each day
Not to walk on my own.

For there is no fault Lord
Or failure in You
And there is no limit
To what You can do.
Please wrap me, enfold me
O Lord in your arms ~
Blow storms away, Lord
Let the tempest be calm.

Let peace reign within
When anxious thoughts rise
So I may press on
For that heavenly prize.
Enthroned in my heart
Each moment, each day
Be glorified now and
Forever I pray.

Amen…

© 2016 Christine V Mitchell
All Rights Reserved

A prayer poem from my forthcoming book
“A Closer Walk On The Journey With God”

Hold On

Though beautiful Spring is on the horizon, in some parts of the world it may be dark Winter. Life may be like that too. I pray this poem of encouragement may bless someone …..

HOLD ON

God bless you
~ ~

I Lift My Soul To You

I Lift My Soul to You

Even now, at the end of the year 2015,
whatever your struggle may be, God cares.
This prayer may echo the cry of your heart.
~ ~ ~

~  God Bless You  ~

This prayer poem is also published in
my poetry book

“COMFORT & HOPE”
(available from Amazon)

When Christmas Day Is Past

WHEN CHRISTMAS DAY IS PAST

In whatever way we may have celebrated Christmas,
let’s remember the Person whose life the Christmas story is all about.

The story of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, is more than a story,
it’s a fact of history that cannot be erased!

May HIS abiding peace may fill your heart

~ God Bless You ~

My Peace

My Peace

A poem of comfort … based on the words of Jesus in John 14:27, John 16:33 and Matthew 28:20. Time is rolling along fast. Things are happening everywhere, just as the Lord forewarned. The darkness is increasing, but let’s arise and shine! Let’s hold onto the words of our Saviour, Jesus, the Prince of Peace, in this world of tribulation. Be encouraged, dear friend. He promised all who believe that He would never leave us or forsake us. Precious Lord .. fill our hearts with Your peace ~ Amen.
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This poem, and many more poems of encouragement,
are published in my 2nd book of poetry
“COMFORT & HOPE”
available from Amazon
(ISBN-10: 1500139696)
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GOD BLESS YOU!