For years I toiled in World’s name, wearing a mask to hide my pain. Lost and suffering thru midnight days, no strength of will to change my ways. I stayed the broad road thru laughter and lust, to addiction, despair, and utter disgust. My soul cried out, such a pitiful plea, “Lord this mask I wear is not really me!” Then a brilliant light thru darkness came, with all power and glory in Jesus name. Then the Light said, “I know every face behind every mask, I Am the Reconciliation for all who ask. I know your mask is but a ruse… I’ve just been waiting for you to choose.
Just Before the Blink
He’s old and blind in one eye. His arthritic hand is always painful and a stroke has twisted his face. A long time ago he chose and kept the faith. He’s smiling because he is about to be changed. You see, it’s just before the blink.
Two who(s) in my head whisper my name One is the Spirit, the other is insane The illogic of it all Began after the Fall When God asked, ”Who told you you were naked?” The who who told me I was naked Would defile my soul and then forsake it He sings so sweet on my shoulder, his shelf That’s why I need Jesus to deal with my Self
Wide is the Gate
Thru this gate lies justice for all Equality and eternal life For the mighty and the small Thru this gate This gate so dire Lies damnation in the Lake of Fire
Men of Valor
Honored on Memorial Day A little flag placed on a grave High the price you were willing to pay Men of valor, true and brave As Old Glory still flies, your duty is done So rest in peace my valiant son And dream of the reunion while you wait Until we meet at Heaven’s gate
With the worms is where I lie I see my family at my funeral cry I’m cold and uneasy as I sleep away Can I dread while I sleep of Judgement Day I’ve heard if you’re saved you already know So I steel myself for the trip below Now it’s bright and it’s warm and my friends abound Could it be I was lost and didn’t know I was found Now awake from this dream my wife by my side My pillow still wet from the tears I cried So I’ll stay His path a lamp to my feet And I’ll wait and be watchful until Him I meet
To feel love in this world Is a gift from the Lord There’s nothing more precious than this.
To feel the warmth of the sun Is a gift from God It’s akin to a heavenly kiss.
To feel the rain on your face Is a gift from the Most High It can wash away pain and strife.
To feel the cool of a breeze Is a gift from the Almighty It’s a balm for a stressful life.
To forgive the trespass Is a lesson from Christ To guide as you travel this place
All these things are gifts from God His mercy And another day of grace.
Old Rugged Cross
Thru the clouds the Cross appeared Brighter than the morning sun When I saw the faithful leave their graves I knew it had begun
I saw the angels gather the saints The harvest the Bible foretold How blessed the ones that got to leave And enter the City of Gold
On bended knees thru tear filled eyes I watched them float away All I have left is bitter regret For my choices I have to stay
When your crying inside Becomes weeping in the dark And the rain no longer hides your tears
When the only friends you lost Were the only friends you had And you haven’t been happy in years
When your gold stops glittering And your silver doesn’t shine And you feel so broken inside
Just try my Lord Jesus He will never leave or forsake you And his arms are open wide.
If it were not for the Lord
Tortured Soul (A Cautionary Tale)
I’ve been counting the times I didn’t choose To be redeemed by the Holy Word Counting the times they prayed for me When I was flying high as a bird
I thought I heard them shouting up there “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The Lord is good all the time” I thought I smelled heavenly fresh clean air But those were just delusions of my tortured mind
Even if my tears could douse these flames In Hell that’s no relief No mercy, no rest, no family or friends Just endless suffering and grief
God’s promise of eternal life fulfilled Now I suffer what I have wrought I had always thought I’d have more time To accept what the Blood had bought.
For Those Who Suffer
I saw them do the things they do Lord, I knew it would never happen to me It was just for fun, I thought no harm done But now, it’s all I can see
I read the Word in search of You As the years just drifted by But I knew if I could endure this test Your love wouldn’t let me die
With my last, I stretch out my hand My soul seeping into the ground I knew some who traveled this road alone They got lost and was never found
Of all the knowing I thought I knew Savior, please let just this one thing be true If in truth, I reach from where I lie That You are faithful and will remember my cry.