Poems from the Book of Philippians

(Phil. 1:1-3)

I Thank My God

I thank my God

Each time that I

Remember you

In Philippi.

 

(Phil. 1:21)

To Live is Christ

To live is Christ,

To die is gain;

I die each day

That He may reign.

 

(Phil. 2:3, 4:21)

Salute Each Saint

Salute each saint

In Jesus Christ;

Walk with his love,

All of one mind.

 

 

 

(Phil. 2:9)

Name Above All Names

God lifted him:

To him he gave

The name that is

Above all names.

 

(Phil. 3:1-21)

To Live is Christ

To live is Christ,

To die is gain;

I take joy though

I am in chains.

 

(Phil. 3:13)

Reach Ahead

Forget those things

Which lie behind

And reach ahead

With heart and mind.

 

(Phil. 3:13-14)

Forget

Forget what lies

Behind and reach

For what’s ahead:

Press on and preach.

 

(Phil. 4:2)

Agree in God

Euodias

And Syntyche:

I ask that you

In God agree.

 

(Phil. 4:12)

Content

I’ve learned how I

Can be content

In palace, boat,

House, jail, or tent.

 

 

 

 

 

(Phil. 4:12, 16)

Content

I’ve learned to be

Content each place

I go, as I

Have run the race.

 

(Phil. 4:19)

Humble Yourself

Humble yourself

And state your plea;

My God shall meet

Your every need.

 

(Phil. 4:19)

My God Will Meet

My God will meet

Your every need

When you will let

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Poems from the Book of Mark

 

 

(Mark 2:19, Luke 24:12, 14)

The Church’s Groom

Christ Jesus is

The Church’s Groom,

Who rose and left

An empty tomb.

 

(Mark 5:21-43)

Jesus Raises Jairus’s Daughter

“She is not dead—

She’s only dozed.”

He touched the girl

By hand; she rose.

 

(Mark 6:46)

He Prayed

And after he

Sent them away,

He climbed a hill

And stopped to pray.

 

(Mark 8:36)

What Good?

What good is it

For man to gain

The world and lose

His soul? How vain!

Poems from Book of John Part II

(John 10:35, 1 Peter 1:23)

Can’t Be Destroyed

I can tell this

To girls and boys:

The Word of God

Can’t be destroyed.

 

(John 10:35)

Scripture Can’t Be Broken

No matter what

You may have heard,

You cannot break

God’s holy Word.

 

(John 11:11-44)

Raising Lazarus

His friend had died

And Jesus wept,

Then Our Lord proved

He’d only slept.

 

(John 11:17-35)

Jesus Wept

They showed him where

His corpse was kept,

And Jesus saw

And Jesus wept.

 

(John 11:25, 1 Cor. 15)

God Resurrects the Dead

God resurrects

The dead, my friend;

What joy to know

Death’s not the end.

 

God Resurrects

God resurrects

The dead, my friend;

What joy to know

Death’s not the end.


 

To Their Shame

He healed the sick,

The blind and lame;

They crucified

Him, to their shame.

 

Seek Wisdom

Seek wisdom, not

The lust of flesh,

Which leads you down

The road to death.

 

(John 14:2-3)

I’ll Go Prepare a Room

I’ll go prepare

A room for you,

That you can come

And join me soon.

 

(John 14:6)

No Compromise

He is the Way;

None is as wise,

So follow Him,

No compromise.

 

(John 14:6)

The Way, the Truth, the Life

The Way, the Truth,

The Life is Christ,

The Way to God,

Blood sacrifice.

 

(John 15:13)

No Greater Love

No greater love

Shown in the end

Than man gives up

His life for friends.

 

(John 15:14-15)

Confiding

A master won’t

Confide in slaves,

But I confide

In you, the saved.

 

 

(John 15:16)

Jesus to the Disciples

You chose me not,

No, I chose you;

With blood you’re bought;

My love is true.

 

(John 18:11)

Shall I Not Drink?

Shall I not drink

The cup He gave?

This is the way

Mankind is saved.

 

(John 19:23-27)

Without a Clue

Without a clue

To Heaven’s Food

They gambled for

His worldly goods.

 

(John 20:24-29)

Doubting Thomas

Thomas, put your

Hand in my side:

You’ll see that Death

Itself has died.

 

(John 21:16, Revelation 19:7-9; 21:1-2)

Shepherd My Sheep

“Shepherd my sheep,”

Christ Jesus said,

Who loves the Church,

The Bride He’ll wed.

 

S.D.G.

Poems from Book of John Part I

 

 

(John 1:1)

The Word

The Word was with

God from the start;

He came to show

God’s loving heart.

 

(John 1:1)

All Things on Earth

All things on earth

Were made through Christ:

Birds, mankind, beasts,

Fish, seas and skies.

 

(John 1:5)

Embrace the Right

The darkness can’t

Extinguish Light;

Turn from the wrong;

Embrace the right.

 

(John 1:14, 1 Cor. 15:1-8)

The Truth

He came in flesh,

Was crucified;

He rose, appeared,

Ascended high.

 

(John 1:14, 1 Cor. 15:1-8)

The Son of God

The Son of God

Came down to men,

Was crucified
And rose again.

 

(John 1:29, 36, 3:16, 8:58)

Behold God’s Lamb

“Behold,” John said,

“Here comes God’s Lamb,”

God’s only Son,

The great I AM.

 

(John 3:16)

For God So Loved

For God so loved

The world he gave

His only Son,

That we’d be saved.

 

(John 4:9-13)

Never Thirst Again

With Jesus, you

Will never thirst

Again; you’ll drink,

When he is first.

 

(John 5:8)

Pick Up Your Bed and Walk
Get up, pick up

Your bed and walk:

Take it along

As people gawk.

 

(John 6:68)

Peter Responds to Jesus

No, I won’t leave—

Where else to go?
The words of life

Are yours alone.

 


 

(John 8:17)

No Sin

You with no sin,

Cast the first stone;

If you’re not so,

Let her alone.

 

 

(John 9:1-12)

Jesus Heals Man Born Blind

He put some mud

On the man’s eyes

The once-blind man

Could see the skies.

 

(John 9:35-37)

Jesus to the Man Born Blind

Do you believe

In God’s one Son?

I tell the truth,

I am the One.

 

(John 9:41)

If You Were Blind

“If you were blind,

You’d have no sin;

You say, ‘We see,’

Your sin’s still in.”

 

 

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I have come that they may have life,

and have it to the full.”

~John 10:10

The Devil Takes

The devil takes,

Robs, kills, destroys,

While God awakes

The good to joys.

 

Poems from Joshua and Judges

To Decimate a Country

To decimate

A country well,

Get rid of God;

Let Satan dwell.

 

Black Deeds

In history

We see black deeds,

Yet God will wait

To pull the weeds.

 

(Joshua 4:4-7)

Place Memory Stones

Place memory stones

So you’ll recall

Who brought us here,

Who blessed our call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Joshua 10:12-13)

The Sun Stayed Still

And Joshua told

The sun to stay;

It did not set

About one day.

 

(Joshua 24:15)

We’ll Serve the LORD

You may decide

False gods are yours,

But as for us,

We’ll serve the LORD.

 

(Joshua 24:15)

Make Up Your Mind

Make up your mind

Whom you will serve;

As for my house

We will not swerve.

 

(Joshua 24:23)

Throw Foreign Gods Away

Throw foreign gods

Away and yield

Your hearts to God,

The Lord who heals.

 

(Judges 4:17-21)

Sisera’s Demise

“Come in my tent,”

The woman said;

He slept, and she

Cut off his head.

 

(Judges 4:17-21)

Sisera’s Demise

She hammered him

Upon the head;

She crushed his skull

And he fell dead.

 

 

 

 

(Judges 6:14)

The Lord to Gideon

“You will be strong;

I’ll give you might

To save the land

From Midianites.”

S.D.G.

 

Poems from Book of Matthew

(Mt. 2:1-2)

The Magi

Where is the One

Born King of Jews?

We’ll worship Him;

This is good news.

(Mt. 2:13-14)

Angels Sang

The angels sang

On Christmas morn−

To mankind was

A Savior born.

(Mt. 4:3-4)

Bread from Stones

The tempter said,

“Make bread from stones;”

“But man can’t live

On bread alone.”

(Mt. 4:3-4)

Jesus Responds to Satan

“Man cannot live

On bread alone,”

And He would not

Make bread from stones.

(Mt. 4:7)

Don’t Test the Lord

Don’t test the Lord;

Serve him alone;

Let God’s Word pierce

Your heart of stone.

(Mt. 5:13-15)

Salt of Earth

You’re salt of earth,

Light on a hill;

The Spirit rules

When flesh is killed.

(Mt. 5:25, 28, 7:6)

Admonitions

Settle your case,

Don’t throw pigs pearls,

Men, do not look

With lust at girls.

(Mt. 5:33-37, 6:24, Luke 16:13)

Oaths, God and Money

It is not wise

To swear an oath;

You can’t serve God

And Money both.

(Mt. 5:37)

No and Yes

Let “No” be “No;”

Let “Yes” by “Yes;”

Let people know—

Don’t make them guess.

(Mt. 5:38)

Be Perfect

Be perfect, as

Your Father is;

You are his sheep;

All sheep are his.

(Mt. 5:45)

The Lord is Fair

The Lord is fair;

He sends the rain

On millionaires

And homeless waifs.

(Mt. 6:26)

The Birds Don’t Plant

The birds don’t plant

Or reap or store

In barns, yet they’re

Fed by the Lord.

(Mt. 6:46-49)

Sand and Rock

With sand, you’ll be

A laughingstock;

Go build your house

On solid rock.

(Mt. 7:1-2)

Don’t Judge

Don’t judge, or you

Will be judged too:

What you mete out

Returns to you.

(Mt. 7:13)

The Narrow Gate

Let grudges fly,

Let go of hate:

You enter by

The narrow gate.

(Mt. 7:13)

The Narrow Gate

The narrow gate

Will get you in—

Do right by men,

Take care, shun sin.

(Mt. 7:13)

Relinquish

Relinquish sin,

Relinquish hate,

The Christian way

Is narrow, straight.

 

(Mt. 7:16)

By the Fruits

By its own fruit

You’ll know a tree;

You’ll know good men

By their good deeds.

(Mt. 7:22-23,

2 Peter 2:6-7)

Lawlessness

Men like to make

Their own rules up,

Defying God

Like vicious pups.

 

(Mt. 8:23-27)

The Wind and Waves

The wind and waves

Obeyed his words;

Of such a man

They had not heard.

 

(Mt. 9:37, Luke 10:2)

The Harvest

The harvest, great,

The workers, few,

Ask God to send

The workers through.

 

(Mt. 10:7, 16)

Be Shrewd

Be shrewd as snakes

And innocent

As doves, and preach

The Word where sent.

 

(Mt. 10:26-33)

What is Concealed

What is concealed

Will be revealed;

Pursue the Lord

With faith and zeal.

(Mt. 11:4-6)

The Blind Can See

The blind can see,

The dead are raised,

The lame can walk,

And God is praised.

 

(Mt. 11:30)

Though I Be Sad

Though I be sad,

Wear mourning cloak,

Jesus gives me

An easy yoke.

 

(Mt. 12:36, Romans 14:12,

2 Cor. 5:10)

I Count My Days

I count my days,

My days so short;

To God I’ll give

My full report.

(Mt. 13:46)

Pearl

He found a stone,

Best in the world,

Sold all he owned

To have the pearl.

(Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44,

Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:5-15)

Feeding Five Thousand

They had two fish

And five bread loaves–

With that, Christ fed

Five thousand folks.

(Mt. 14:22-33)

He Water-Walked

He water-walked

And healed the lame,

And for my sins

He took the blame.

(Mt. 19:20, 21)

Lack

“What do I lack?”

The rich man asked;

“Sell what you own—

That is your task.”

(Mt. 20:29-34)

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
“We want our sight,”

Said two blind men;

He touched their eyes,

They saw again.

(Mt. 21:22)

If You Believe

As you may pray,

If you believe,

What you ask for,

You will receive.

 

(Mt. 22:11-14)

No Wedding Clothes

How is it, man,

No wedding clothes?

Guards, tie him up

And out he goes.

 

(Mt. 24:42)

The End Will Come

The end will come,

So stay awake

And you’ll be strong

When mountains quake.

 

(Mt. 25:1-13)

Five Virgins

Five virgins kept

Their lamps’ oil high

But five did not—

The Groom passed by.

(Mt. 25:21)

How Do You Know?
How do you know

When you have won?

When Jesus says,

“Well done, my son.”

(Mt. 26:75, Luke 22:62)

Peter Wept

While Romans, Greeks

And Arabs slept,

A rooster crowed

And Peter wept.

(Mt. 27:1-5)

Judas

For silver I’ve

Betrayed the Lord;

A sin like this

I can’t afford.

(Mt. 27:34, Mark 15:39)

The Soldier Saw

The soldier saw

Him crucified

And knew that Love

In flesh had died.

(Mt. 27:35, Malachi 3:8-12)

They Threw Dice

Then, they drew dice

For Jesus’ robe;

Now, men rob God

Around the globe.

(Mt. 27:38, Mark 15:27,

Luke 23:39)

Side by Side with Jesus

A rebel and

A common thief:

One mocked and scoffed;

One gained belief.

(Mt. 27:51)

The Torn Veil

When Jesus died,

The veil was torn;

To know Him, you

Must be reborn.

 

(Mt. 27:54, Mark 15:39)

The Soldier’s Revelation

The soldier said,

“He is divine,”

As Jesus bled

Incarnadine.

 

(Mt. 28:19-20)

To Nations Preach

To nations preach,

Proclaim the Word

To places where

No one has heard.

(Mt. 28:20)

I’m with You

And surely I’m

With you each day

Down to the end

Of the whole age.

Poems from the Book of Matthew (Part 2)

 

(Mt. 10:26-33)

What is Concealed

What is concealed

Will be revealed;

Pursue the Lord

With faith and zeal.

 

(Mt. 10:26, Proverbs 26:26)

What is Concealed

What is concealed

Will be disclosed;

The wickedness

Will be exposed.

 

(Mt. 11:4-6)

The Blind Can See

The blind can see,

The dead are raised,

The lame can walk,

And God is praised.

 

 

 

(Mt. 11:30)

Though I Be Sad

Though I be sad,

Wear mourning cloak,

Jesus gives me

An easy yoke.

 

(Mt. 12:36, Romans 14:12,

2 Cor. 5:10)

I Count My Days

I count my days,

My days so short;

To God I’ll give

My full report.

 

(Mt. 13:46)

Pearl

He found a stone,

Best in the world,

Sold all he owned

To have the pearl.

 

(Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44,

Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:5-15)

Feeding Five Thousand

They had two fish

And five bread loaves–

With that, Christ fed

Five thousand folks.

 

(Mt. 14:22-33)

He Water-Walked

He water-walked

And healed the lame,

And for my sins

He took the blame.

 

 

 

 

(Mt. 17:12-19)

The Ten Lepers

One man returned

And worshiped Christ:

“Where have they gone—

The other nine?”

 

 

(Mt. 19:20, 21)

Lack

“What do I lack?”

The rich man asked;

“Sell what you own—

That is your task.”

 

(Mt. 20:29-34)

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
“We want our sight,”

Said two blind men;

He touched their eyes,

They saw again.

 

(Mt. 21:22)

If You Believe

As you may pray,

If you believe,

What you ask for,

You will receive.

 

(Mt. 22:11-14)

No Wedding Clothes

How is it, man,

No wedding clothes?

Guards, tie him up

And out he goes.

 

(Mt. 24:42)

The End Will Come

The end will come,

So stay awake

And you’ll be strong

When mountains quake.

 

(Mt. 25:1-13)

Five Virgins

Five virgins kept

Their lamps’ oil high

But five did not—

The Groom passed by.

 

 

 

 

 

(Mt. 25:21)

How Do You Know?
How do you know

When you have won?

When Jesus says,

“Well done, my son.”

 

 

 

(Mt. 26:54-56)

What Prophets Wrote

What prophets wrote

Must be fulfilled:

The Son of Man

Has to be killed.

 

(Mt. 26:75, Luke 22:62)

Peter Wept

While Romans, Greeks

And Arabs slept,

A rooster crowed

And Peter wept.

 

 

 

(Mt. 27:1-5)

Judas

For silver I’ve

Betrayed the Lord;

A sin like this

I can’t afford.

 

(Mt. 27:34, Mark 15:39)

The Soldier Saw

The soldier saw

Him crucified

And knew that Love

In flesh had died.

 

(Mt. 27:35, Malachi 3:8-12)

They Threw Dice

Then, they drew dice

For Jesus’ robe;

Now, men rob God

Around the globe.

 

(Mt. 27:38, Mark 15:27,

Luke 23:39)

Side by Side with Jesus

A rebel and

A common thief:

One mocked and scoffed;

One gained belief.

 

(Mt. 27:51)

The Torn Veil

When Jesus died,

The veil was torn;

To know Him, you

Must be reborn.

 

(Mt. 27:54, Mark 15:39)

The Soldier’s Revelation

The soldier said,

“He is divine,”

As Jesus bled

Incarnadine.

 

(Mt. 28:19-20)

To Nations Preach

To nations preach,

Proclaim the Word

To places where

No one has heard.

 

(Mt. 28:20)

I’m with You

And surely I’m

With you each day

Down to the end

Of the whole age.

Poems from the Book of Matthew (Part 1)

(Mt. 1:23, Isa. 7:14)

Emmanuel

Let them recall

In Israel

Who prophesied

Emmanuel.

 

(Mt. 2:1-2)

The Magi

Where is the One

Born King of Jews?

We’ll worship Him;

This is good news.

 

(Mt. 2:13-14)

Angels Sang

The angels sang

On Christmas morn−

To mankind was

A Savior born.

 

(Mt. 4:3-4)

Bread from Stones

The tempter said,

“Make bread from stones;”

“But man can’t live

On bread alone.”

 

(Mt. 4:3-4)

Jesus Responds to Satan

“Man cannot live

On bread alone,”

And He would not

Make bread from stones.

 

(Mt. 4:5-7)

Satan Tempts Jesus

“Let angels catch

You when you fall.”

“Do not put God

To tests at all.”
 

(Mt. 4:7)

Don’t Test the Lord

Don’t test the Lord;

Serve him alone;

Let God’s Word pierce

Your heart of stone.

 

(Mt. 5:13-15)

Salt of Earth

You’re salt of earth,

Light on a hill;

The Spirit rules

When flesh is killed.

 

(Mt. 5:25, 28, 7:6)

Admonitions

Settle your case,

Don’t throw pigs pearls,

Men, do not look

With lust at girls.

 

(Mt. 5:33-37, 6:24, Luke 16:13)

Oaths, God and Money

It is not wise

To swear an oath;

You can’t serve God

And Money both.

 

(Mt. 5:37)

No and Yes

Let “No” be “No;”

Let “Yes” by “Yes;”

Let people know—

Don’t make them guess.

 

(Mt. 5:38)

Be Perfect

Be perfect, as

Your Father is;

You are his sheep;

All sheep are his.

 

(Mt. 5:45)

The Lord is Fair

The Lord is fair;

He sends the rain

On millionaires

And homeless waifs.

 

(Mt. 6:26)

The Birds Don’t Plant

The birds don’t plant

Or reap or store

In barns, yet they’re

Fed by the Lord.

 

 

 

 

(Mt. 6:46-49)

Sand and Rock

With sand, you’ll be

A laughingstock;

Go build your house

On solid rock.

 

(Mt. 7:1-2)

Don’t Judge

Don’t judge, or you

Will be judged too:

What you mete out

Returns to you.

 

(Mt. 7:13)

The Narrow Gate

Let grudges fly,

Let go of hate:

You enter by

The narrow gate.

 

(Mt. 7:13)

The Narrow Gate

The narrow gate

Will get you in—

Do right by men,

Take care, shun sin.

 

(Mt. 7:13)

Relinquish

Relinquish sin,

Relinquish hate,

The Christian way

Is narrow, straight.

 

(Mt. 7:16)

By the Fruits

By its own fruit

You’ll know a tree;

You’ll know good men

By their good deeds.

 

 

 

(Mt. 7:22-23,

2 Peter 2:6-7)

Lawlessness

Men like to make

Their own rules up,

Defying God

Like vicious pups.

 

(Mt. 8:23-27)

The Wind and Waves

The wind and waves

Obeyed his words;

Of such a man

They had not heard.

 

(Mt. 9:37, Luke 10:2)

The Harvest

The harvest, great,

The workers, few,

Ask God to send

The workers through.

 

(Mt. 10:7, 16)

Be Shrewd

Be shrewd as snakes

And innocent

As doves, and preach

The Word where sent.