Living Bible Poems

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The World’s Bible
(by Annie Johnson Flint)

Christ has no hands but our hands

to do His work today;

He has no feet but our feet

to lead men in His way;

He has no tongues but our tongues

to tell men how He died;

He has no help but our help

to bring them to His side.


We are the only Bible

the careless world will read;

We are the sinner’s gospel,

we are the scoffer’s creed;

We are the Lord’s last message

given in deed and word—


What if the line is crooked?

What if the type is blurred?

What if our hands are busy

with other work than His?

What if our feet are walking

where sin’s allurement is?

What if our tongues are speaking

of things His lips would spurn?

How can we hope to help Him

unless from Him we learn?


In Earthen Vessels



(by John Greenleaf Whittier)

The dear Lord’s best interpreters

are humble human souls;

The gospel of a life like His

is more than books or scrolls.


From scheme and creed the light goes out,

the saintly fact survives;

The blessed Master none can doubt,

revealed in holy lives.


Sermons We See

(by Edgar Guest)


I’d rather see a sermon

than hear one, any day;

I’d rather one would walk with me

than merely tell the way;

The eye’s a better pupil

and more willing than the ear.


Fine counsel is confusing,

but example’s always clear,

And the best of all the preachers

are the men who live their creeds,

For to see good put in action

is what everybody needs.


I soon can learn to do it

if you’ll let me see it done;

I can watch your hands in action,

but your tongue too fast may run.


And the lecture you deliver

may be very wise and true,

But I’d rather get my lessons

by observing what you do.

For I might misunderstand you

and the high advice you give.

But there’s no misunderstanding

how you act and how you live.​


My Neighbor’s Bible​

(by Joseph Wilson Barron)

I am my neighbor’s Bible

he reads me when we meet;

Today he reads me in my home—

tomorrow on the street.

He may be relative or friend

or slight acquaintance be;

He may not even know my name,

yet he is reading me.


And pray, who is this neighbor

who reads me day by day.

To learn if I am living right

and walking as I pray?

O, he is, with me always

to criticize or blame;

So worldly-wise in his own eyes,

and “sinner” is his name.


Dear Christian friends and brothers

if we could only know

How faithfully the world records

just what we say and do,

O, we would write our record plain

and come in time to see

Our worldly neighbor won to Christ

while reading you and me.
 
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I have shared those with thousands.
I only wrote a few Haiku in high school, but later one of my jobs at Accelerated Christian Education was to write 2 PACE's (chapters) in their high school English Second Edition curriculum about Poetry. The Holy Spirit helped me especially by guiding me to a book by a Christian poetry writer. The book was about all of the different kinds of poetry. So I wrote the PACE's as if the reader was to play a poem detective to determine what kind of poetry are the given examples. The Holy Spirit knows all and it was easy writing for me. Later I was chosen as one of 6 judges for the Poetry Competition in the Annual ACE Students' Competition. But it was very easy to choose the 6 best poems for the ribbons. Again the Holy Spirit helped me. The highlight of that week long event was an almost spiritual revival one night after a Christian lawyer gave a sermon titled "Almost" about King Agrippa. Many of the students apologized to other students etc. But they had to stop the wonderful happening at about 1:00 AM in order to clean up the arena and set up for the next day's events.

Do you write poetry? Have you had supernatural help?
 

Pumpkinspice

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Yes i have written poetry with Supernatural help too. It was just one time. But i do like it. It can be almost like singing. Right now i am into the Psalms. I just take refuge there i guess.
 
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Yes i have written poetry with Supernatural help too. It was just one time. But i do like it. It can be almost like singing. Right now i am into the Psalms. I just take refuge there i guess.
Amen. May the attached file might help you be more blessed by the Psalms. God bless you.