Inspirational Poems Page 5
Poet: Julie Hebert, ©2012
I am just a young black bird,
Waiting high in the tree.
For someone to find me and help me,
A teacher is what I will need.
As I am just a young black bird,
No matter what I will say.
I know nothing of anything,
And a teacher I will obey.
Teach me all that I need,
To survive among the sky and the trees.
I will listen to what I am told,
You're wisdom will put me at ease.
I know that teaching a young bird is difficult,
And this I am very sure.
But I promise to leave stubborn and negativity,
At home, so that I, a black bird can mature.
So please teach me all you know.
Teach me everything you can.
For all I want is to be a good black bird,
One with skills that will help me to stand.
And finally teach me to thank the Lord
For all that I have and do
For blessings from above
Teach me the principle of gratitude.
"Bible reading is an education in itself."
by John Wesley
I am a creature of a day.
I am a spirit come from God,
and returning to God.
I want to know one thing:
the way to heaven.
God himself has condescended to
teach me the way.
He has written it down in a book.
Oh, give me that book!
At any price give me the book of God.
Let me be a man of one book.
"It is not at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind
should contain many truths as yet undiscovered."
More Than A Dead Letter
Poet: Phillips Brooks
The Bible is like a telescope.
If a man looks through his telescope,
Then he sees the worlds beyond;
But if he looks at his telescope,
Then he does not see anything but that.
The Bible is a thing to be looked through,
To see that which is beyond;
But most people only look at it;
And so they see only the dead letter.
"The Bible is worth all other books
which have ever been printed."
God Be In My Head
Poet: Sarum Primer
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing.
"Every man's life is a plan of God."
Count Your Blessings
Poet: Eldred Herbert
Freedom to worship in the church of your choice,
To kneel at God's altar and humbly rejoice;
Freedom to live and to love who we choose,
Freedom to buy or give, with nothing to lose.
So many are banned from the house of our Lord,
They must worship in secret and lean on His Word;
The antichrist working on each living soul,
Triumphant they wait as they watch hearts turmoil.
We ne'er count our blessings God's given so free,
As fruit of the land, and the fish of the sea;
The great open spaces, fresh water and air,
We take them for granted, with no thankful prayer.
With so many hungry in far foreign lands,
Let us share our blessings to help meet demands;
They're sick and they're hungry and know not our Lord,
Let's feed them and clothe them, and tell of His Word.
There's so many things we should do right away,
Crush down the antichrist where Satan has sway;
Let's spread God's Word and give strength to the poor,
Let's give till it hurts Brother, then give some more.
The Bible That Sat
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2017
For so many years that Bible just sat
Once in awhile I would open and pick at
But I never had time to really look at
The wisdom it held, I wish I knew that.
So searching for life answers I read
So many books I absorbed in my head
Some of them had an answer or two
But they never really satisfied me as I grew.
Life is full of challenges you know
Even more so as you grow.
Challenges and trials I did face
If only I had realized about God's good grace.
The Bible now read from cover to end
It now has become my faithful friend.
Life answers are there
I no longer search every where.
I finally had found the best self help book
I wondered why I had never before looked
To find life answers from God's loving Word
If only I had paid attention and heard.
Oh how my world has changed
My thoughts and my life has been rearranged.
A peace I do find now
It answered not only the why, but the how.
Let God's Word sink into your heart
If you open yourself, God will do His part.
He will show you a way
That will give you peace and love each day.
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