This is another one I can hardly claim authorship of at all. The words came to me on the drive home from work. I was very grateful for voice recognition on my phone, as I dictated most of this on my phone before I even got home. It is a totally different rhythm and rhyme scheme than I have ever done before. It came to me via a still, small voice.
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When this world tries to get me down
Grind me down into the ground,
Where on earth can hope be found?
I turn eyes to the maker of
The heavens filled with stars above,
Who offers His eternal love,
The One who loves me as I am,
The sinless One, the spotless Lamb,
Ancient of Days, the great I Am.
I thank You, Lord, for giving me,
Your word, your grace, which sets me free.
Your child and heir I’ll always be.
I give my life to You alone,
I offer heart and blood and bone,
But this for sin could not atone.
Your blood was shed to cleanse each sin,
To bring me back from where I’ve been
And make me right with God again.
Your mercy, love and saving grace,
Your sacrifice to take my place
Removed my sins without a trace.
All I can say is, “Thank you so
For helping me to learn and grow.”
You’re all I need. Lord, this I know.
© 2012 Denise McKenney
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