John Knight (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)
*705 SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE WORLD
We live in a world where beauty abounds
Every tree every flower every bird
Bring glory to God - creator sublime
Who created them all by His Word.
We live in a world where evil abounds
Why is Man so inhuman to Man?
Why are there wars - sometimes without cause
Ocurring again and again?
Why this great contrast of Beauty & Beast
When man is God's highest creation?
We fight in the bars - we fight in the streets
And Nations rise up agianst Nation.
Shout for joy to the Lord - All the Earth - Shout
Let men come before Him with praise
With a song in their hearts - faith and not doubt
And turn back from their old sinful ways.
Let us enter His Gates - with thanksgiving
Let us enter His Courts with praise
Let our lives praise God with our living
As our voices in worship we raise.
If all men looked to God in repentence - and prayer
And followed the rules of His Word
Our lives would be full of His Love - Joy & Peace
And goodness not evil preferred.
The Spice of God's Spirit sould flavour our lives
Helpful and humble and happy we'd be
Always controlling our passion and pride
Living for others and not just for ME!
No Man is an Island - we all affect
The people we meet day by day
Do we love - do we hate - embrace or reject
Thos whom God puts in our way?
Each one of us reaches hundreds each year
Let us resolve in our hearts
To ask God above - for some of His Love
For us to each one to impart.
Each person is precious - we all have a role
To brighten the corner - just where we are
Then our sweetness and light will brighten the World
We will shine like a Beacon - lit with God's Power.
(Juan Caballero - Sunny Colchester - St Valentines Day)
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