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Christian Poetry-By Greg Millhorn

THE WOOD CUTTER

 

I met a woodcutter

As I traveled along my way

He was a diligent worker

While praising God all day

 

He worked long and hard

While cutting the village’s wood

Always helping others

And giving when he could

 

He told me that he’s working

As unto the Lord

Looking at it that way

Hard work has its reward

 

He showed me by cutting wood

You warm yourself twice

I knew what he meant by this

And thought that it was nice

 

God has hidden everywhere

Many precious things

The woodcutter discovered

The happiness that God brings

 

 

ACCORDING TO GOD’S BOOK

 

Faithful to the Lord

Was this family of nine

Dad and mother, sister and brother

All the way down the line

 

Dad often worked two jobs

When things got tight

Today, he’s still my hero

And he’s worthy in God’s sight

 

Mother worked hard raising kids

And leading us to the Lord

Saying, to see you all saved

Will be it’s own reward

 

Now, some of us are gone

Cause most of us are grown

And cleaving to our wives

With children of our own

 

I remember my parents saying

No matter what it took

We are going to raise this family

According to God’s book

 

 

THE TREASURE HUNTER

 

There was a treasure hunter

Looking all around

Trying to find his treasure

But it could not be found

 

Searching for silver and gold

He toiled hard and long

Some called him a dreamer

But he thought they were wrong

 

Thinking of nothing else

But treasure in his hands

Blinded him from reality

Never meeting his demands

 

Then crying out to God

For an understanding heart

Promising, if He helped him

From God he won’t depart

 

He finally found his treasure

And thinking is was odd

He should have known life’s treasure

Was in the knowledge of God

 

 

FAMILY OF MAN

 

The wonder of God

And the power of His love

Ruling Heaven and Earth

From His Throne above

 

Nothing can happen

Without God’s approval

A president’s appointment

Or a king’s removal

 

God knows all things

His wisdom Divine

He knows your heart

And also mine

 

God created Man to love

Not as a slave

Through Jesus He forgives

And our souls He’ll save

 

If you think God’s a tyrant

You don’t know His plan

He wants only good things

For the family of Man

 

 

THE MERCHANT

 

The rich man went shopping

To see what he would buy

Though he couldn’t find happiness

Regardless he would try

 

Stopping at a merchant’s shop

To buy himself a gift

Hoping in his greedy heart

His spirit it would lift

 

Poor people watched through the window

The rich man yelling, “Get away”

Then saying to the merchant

“They have followed me all day”

 

The godly merchant told the man

Glass was made to look through

It enables you to see

What is honest and true

 

By putting silver on to glass

In the mirror what do you see

The rich man said, “I see nothing”

All I see is me

 

 

I WALKED WITH GOD

 

I walked with God

And found Him true

Always keeping His word

And knowing it too

 

My faith in God

Is my whole life

To sin against Him

Cuts like a knife

 

God showed me His coming

Upon judgment for all

For sins against Him

The ungodly will fall

 

God told me things

That he will do

Rewards for many Saints

For what they went through

 

We talked all night

Until it was day

And suddenly I realized

God had taken me, Enoch, away

 

 

THE SAILOR

 

A young man went to sea

To seek his fortune there

But the man always remembered

He was in the Lord’s care

 

He was away for years

And saw many wondrous things

Seeing happiness and sorrow

And everything that life brings

 

He saw calm seas and violent storms

But God was by his side

The Lord was always on his mind

With him he did abide

 

The young man is old now

And sails the sea no more

He remembers back to every storm

When God helped him man the oar

 

It was the storms in life

That always increased his faith

In God’s everlasting arms

He knew that he was safe

 

 

THE LIGHT OF GOD

 

The genius of God

Is beyond compare

With souls on the earth

And creatures of the air

 

Look at the sea

The land and sky

Many beautiful things

That pleases the eye

 

Stars shine bright

Along with the moon

They rule the night

But morning breaks soon

 

The sun’s brilliance

Overpowers the night

Darkness must retreat

And yield to the Light

 

The Light of God

Works the same way

God shines in the darkness

To find all who stray

 

 

THE PRODIGAL SON

 

I have come back

To where I belong

It’s been a long journey

To find I was wrong

 

I sinned before Heaven

And my Father, too

I’ve learned hard lessons

In all I went through

 

I wanted earthly treasure

And lust made me blind

To what is important

Real love I can find

 

I was very humble

When they welcomed me back

To feasting and gifts

There is nothing I lack

 

I want searching for things

That I already had

God and my family

Knowing this makes me glad

 

 

THE SUN IS UP

 

The sun is up

On this wonderful day

The air smells sweet

Of fresh cut hay

 

The sky is blue

The clouds are Gold

There are many beautiful things

In the world to behold

 

Cool breezes blow softly

Going where they will

Then all at once

It’s quiet and still

 

The stars disappearing

It’s no longer night

The darkness is gone

Overcome by the Light

 

It is the Light of God

That you must see

He created these things

For you and me

 

 

TO THE LEAST OF THESE

 

There was a poor lad

Who lived on the street

He didn’t even have

Any shoes for his feet

 

People passed him by

Day after day

Some gave him a penny

Then went on their way

 

The boy was really sick

But friends he didn’t know

Just people in a hurry

Passing to and fro

 

An old blind man

Who also lived there

Did what he could

With gentleness and care

 

The lad died last night

The blind man’s tears rained down

He lifted his voice to Heaven

Crying, put a star upon his crown

 

 

MY JOURNEY

 

Out on my way

Across the burning sands

Quick to obey

All the Lord’s commands

 

Finding many pitfalls

On this road called life

People along the way

Bog down in their strife

 

Heading towards God’s Mountain

The Celestial City there

Many years I’ve traveled

In the Master’s care

 

Finally, I see it

With Angels at the gate

The road was very long

Being narrow and straight

 

The path I followed

To the Crystal sea

Guided by the Bible

A map for you and me

 

 

MY LIFE BOAT

 

Salvation is needed

And Jesus is the way

Help me my Lord

Through this storm today

 

Into the Lord’s hands

I surrender my life

Take me Lord Jesus

From this sea of strife

 

Strong winds are blowing

My life boat around

But the Lord is with me

True joy I have found

 

The waters are troubled

But I’m making it through

The ropes of salvation

I’m holding onto

 

A ray of sunshine

On a dark stormy sea

The love of my Lord

Is surrounding me

 

 

HURRY MY FRIENDS

 

When Jesus was born

All the Angels did sing

Glory be to God

And the new born King

 

But evil eyes watch Him

Waiting for their chance

First went John the Baptist

His head for the price of a dance

 

The murderous hearts

Of men are mad

They made plans to kill

The only hope they had

 

After His death

He showed us all

Through Him to the Father

None need not fall

 

Hurry, my friends

Be His today

Time is wasting

Not a minute to delay

 

 

HEAVENLY WINGS

 

Dear God in Heaven

Help me worship only thee

Teach me and reprove me

A good servant I must be

 

I want to praise you

And spend more time in prayer

I depend on your strength

When mine just isn’t there

 

The righteousness of You O God

Is beyond my human thought

But I am learning more and more

Through time and what you’ve taught

 

You have touched me my Lord

Deep down in my soul

I perceive spiritual things

And have more self-control

 

Only through you, Jesus

My heart forever sings

It soars as if it were upon

Some kind of Heavenly wings

 

 

COLD WINTER STORMS

 

The cold winter storms

Have come early this year

It seems a long time

Before spring is near

 

Autumn leaves have fallen

And covered over with white

Children playing and happy

It’s a wonderful sight

 

Birds scratch the ground

For hidden berries and seed

My God is so great

He even sees their need

 

The north wind is blowing

Another storm on the way

They say it’s a bad one

So, I stop and pray

 

And thoughts of the white snow

Bring a peace to my mind

Like pure sinless love

Why to Jesus are some blind?

 

 

FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST

 

For everything on earth

There is a reason

Why birds fly south

In changes of season

 

Searching the flower

While days are sunny

What tells the Bee

To make his honey

 

When winter comes

The bear keeps his den

Just sleeping there

Until spring comes again

 

Things in the world

Great and small

Are seen by the One

Who created them all

 

God’s greatest gift

Man should love most

Is the Father,

Son, and Holy Ghost

 

 

THE FREEDOM TRAIN

 

No one knew this man

Who saved our lives that night

A stranger out of nowhere

And a hero in our sight

 

Risking his own life

To help his fellow Man

An instrument of God

According to His plan

 

I often thought about him

And remembering his face

Full of wisdom with age

Shining forth in grace

 

His hair was white

As fresh fallen snow

No one saw him come

Nor did we see him go

 

The death camps are gone now

But the memories still remain

Of the man who helped us

Get aboard the freedom train