Friends Forever! - Poem by Denis Martindale
To think that I had lost my way and let my heart grow cold,
Such that I rarely said, 'Hooray! ' nor thought of being bold!
My life was like an empty cup with cobwebs on the side!
My soul in need of topping up... No shepherd as a guide...
What use were stars? They gave no calm. What use were sun and moon?
They could not keep me safe from harm or grant me wish or boon!
What use were mountains, forests, lakes? While scenery can soothe
Lord Jesus knows of Man's heartaches and knows how to improve...
Outside the door each day He stood as patient as the snail...
The Noble Nazarene who would succeed where others fail...
For only He was good enough to serve God to the end...
Yes, only He, the King of Love, forgives and stays a friend...
I'd checked the Gospels through and through! I tried to understand!
The door was open! Born anew! Christ took me by the hand!
A dropp of blood from Calvary fell from His wrist to mine!
Transfusing life-long ministry both human and divine...
His Spirit filled my every thought - I knew what must be done!
To reach the lost as Christians ought - and lead them to God's Son!
To live with love, to serve with joy, to teach and prophesy!
For every adult, girl and boy needs Christ as much as I...
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