Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Grandad’s Birthday.

Will Grandad get a cake in Heaven
Now that his birthday’s here?
Does that mean he’s getting older
Even though he is not here?

Dad says he’ll live for ever
Think how old he will be
When Jesus beams me up to Heaven
Will he still play with me?

Wyn barratt.
June 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Do The Days Drag?

Do the days drag when you are alone?
Begin each day down at the throne
Seek out another lonely soul
Many are broken and would be made whole.

Feeling such pain, and despondency?
Thinking again, why me? Why me?
Trying to remember what joy felt like?
Even your smile has gone on strike.

Hands up all those who feel the same?
Wanting to end this earthly game?
Satan’s the one who steals your joy
Look up to God He’s yours to enjoy.

So many things to ponder upon
Flowers and babies, ducks in a pond
Blue sky and sunshine, breezes and such
Many more things hold the Saviour’s touch.

Pray for people you have never met
The broken, the lonely, and even your pet
The Father will smile if you walk that last mile
He misses nothing and His love is your smile.

Wyn Barratt

June 2011.

I Will Press On.

What happened yesterday is gone
Whatever lost, whatever won
No ponderings can change that fact
Today is here and I must act.

I will press on.

I have no righteousness of my own
Lord I press upwards to Your Home
Lay hold of me, my Saviour God
For I would know the path You trod.

I will press on.

Lord help me die unto myself
And be conformed unto Your death
I would know Your resurrection power
I cling to You from hour to hour.

While pressing on.

Wyn Barratt
June 2011.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I Sensed That You Smiled.

I sensed that You smiled when I offered a kind word
To someone whom I had thought an enemy
I was blessed with their smile and a touch of gratitude
Now there’s a platform for a soul to reach me.

A kind word is a stepping stone that runs on a smile
The fuel is as free as it can be
We don’t know the sorrows and problems people bear
Too much time is spent with “What about me?”.

Lord, You think about us even when we flap and fuss
And we knock your Peace to pieces once again
We need a moment of quiet to still the awful riot
That takes over when the enemy takes the reins.

So let’s slow down or we’ll never win that crown
That is granted to the overcoming soul
God has offered His Peace and His power will never cease
Jesus died to make us free and make us whole.

Wyn Barratt
June 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You Surprise Us.

There is no question that You surprise us
For our ways are not Your own
We make our plans yet You will guide us
Into paths seen from Your throne.

Just day by day as You have called us
Step by step when You say “Go”
We’ll never fear though the future’s hidden
The next step all we need to know.

No open doors? No sense of leading?
Then we will wait until You call
Waiting and trusting although You tarry
Your timing perfect, Your will is all.

There is no question that you, Lord, love us
You show it in so many ways
In patience, mercy, loving-kindness
In every way, through all our days.

Wyn Barratt
June 2011.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

O Majesty of Majesties

O Majesty of Majesties, Creator of the world
It is my joy to worship You as Lord of my little world
I’m just a tiny speck in this amazing, beautiful place
You made for our enjoyment, this lowly human race.

I sometimes walk along the road, my gaze fixed on the ground
But when I stop to look around my heart stirs at the sound
Of birds and bees and insects, and children’s clear- voiced calls
And babes whose wide eyed wonder will daily bless us all.

They never question parents love, or know about their God
Who planned their lives so long ago before the earth Christ trod
So, Lord, I’m here to worship and send my love to You
To thank You for my trials and my faith and hope renew.

Wyn Barratt
June 2011.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Twilight Zone.

There is a twilight zone between darkness and light
Is it possible to stand in that place?
For God is the Light and Satan is the dark
We must choose the only right place

If we’re in the twilight zone we’d have to be lukewarm
About salvation, and the life God would have us live
We must choose life and not let it slip away
Though Satan beckons from the darkness where he lives.

If we will choose life and we are walking in the light
The light of God will shine upon our way
It’s in the darkness of despair you’ll find no one there who cares
So choose life, choose light, choose Him today.

Wyn Barratt
June 2011.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grandad, Do Angels Cry?

When I’m feeling down and lonely
And there’s no one calling by
Is it then that the Angels cry?
If I ponder on my troubles
And heave sigh after sigh
Is it then that the Angels cry?

No, but, when a child is being abused
And there’s no one on their side
It is then that the Angels cry!
When some poor old soul is dying
And there’s no one there beside
It is then that the Angels cry!

When someone else is down and lonely
And you don’t bother calling by
It is then that the angels cry
Wherever there is cruelty
And justice isn’t nigh
It is then that the Angels cry.

If you want to dry the Angels’ tears
Then child please hear me
Wherever you see wrong and put it right
If you can help another person
And change their sigh for a smile
Then the Angels no longer cry.

Wyn Barratt.

June 2011.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Ocean.

I’m an old lady of the ocean or so it seems to me
I cannot swim, or sail a boat, but the ocean’s inside me
No one tried to drown me though some may wish they could
But if I can’t see the ocean I’d turn into driftwood.

I don’t know why the ocean should mean so much to me
But I know that when I die I want the sea beside me
The pounding waves, the stiff sea breeze are heaven to me, you know
And if Jesus should tarry, that’s where I’d like to go.

God’s Creation is astounding; He made both great and small
But for me it is the ocean: I sense His power over all
I could stand and gaze for ever on its beauty; I’m in awe
Of God, my Creator, as the waves roll evermore.

Wyn Barratt.
June 2011.