Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Want To Write A Love Song

I want to write a love song to the lover of my life
The tears I shed of gratitude seem so weak and lacking life
Yet You my Lord gave everything to save a wretch like me
And here I sit in sorrow for what You’ve done for me.

I should be standing joyfully my arms outstretched in praise
Calling out to others ‘Come see, our Lord is raised.’
He took my guilt on His own back yet I still hold it too
I’m holding to a shadow that satan will use on you.

My guilt is gone the price is paid yet satan waves the bill
‘Look what you did’ he whispers ‘and you’re still going downhill
Your every sin and blunder just proves that I am right
So give up now; fulfil each whim; come with me to Hell’s dark night.’

But listen to the love song to the lover of my life
My Saviour died and rose again I’m His in death or life
His power is my triumph over satans evil plans
My trials are just nothing, held in His gentle hands.

Wyn Barratt May 2012.


Pam said...

I love the victory in this Wyn, and I also appreciate the small s for satan rather than a capital S. In the light of Christ satan is insignificant.

Marja Meijers said...

Yes, your poems are often like David's songs... first despair, then triumph. I realize we do not always feel it, but we can always proclaim it.
Thanks for sharing Wyn!

Wyn Barratt said...

Marja, David is my favourite poet/writer. With all his faults he knew how to love and repent. In these, my latter years, I am learning the same.

Wyn Barratt said...

Sorry Pam I lost my response to your comment somehow.
It's great to know we are on the winning side. Praise the Lord.!