FROM THE MIND OF A WORDSMITH
Cover Me

Cover me with love and grace

Whisk me away to your place of hope

A peaceful meadow of compassion

Let me bathe in the light of your Son

Transform my weary spirit and tattered heart

Cover me with love and grace

Replace my broken spirit

Calm the scattered thoughts in my mind

Let the only thing left behind of the old me

Be a white chalked outline of how I used to be

Cover me with love and grace

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The Fortress (Heart of God)

The Fortress (Heart of God)

when darkness and despair

rise up and declare war

on the spirit and heart

lift your heart and cares up

to the protector of souls

seek refuge in his stronghold

walls of compassion

fortified with mercy and grace

the foundation based in unconditional love

no circumstance is too great

no problem considered minor

darkness and despair

can declare war

but the heart of our God

is a fortress, impenetrable

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Life Light

goodness and kindness

wires that spark the filament of light

that breaks the darkness

love is the running current

that continuously brightens the life light

we are children of the light

broken chains are the reminder of the night life

in which we no longer live

mercy endures

grace cures the spiritual ills

forgiveness releases the buried pain, the hurt and shame

lift your head

lift the veil

share…

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Chapter Two

Anxiety to peace

misunderstood to known

emptiness to fullness

loneliness to acceptance

hidden to openness

the old burned away

the ashes gone with yesterday’s wind

mercy, grace, and love paid a visit

I invited them to stay

chapter 1 is history

together, we have turned the page

Author’s note: I was listening to the song “Satisfied In You” by The Sing Team. A powerful testimony of being satisfied in…

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Phil Wickham

Mercy

Adopted

Father God

Thank you for adopting this orphaned heart

I was a man under the foster care of the world

Lost in the shuffle like so many

Father God

Thank you for rescuing this abandoned soul

Homeless in a society of broken hopes

Seeking shelter in various religious habitats

Never finding a permanent home

Father God

Thank you for welcoming in my gypsy spirit

Inviting me into your kingdom with open arms

Never once shaming me

Only dressing me with grace and mercy

Father God

Thank you for loving me

Unconditionally

Weighed Down

the burdens you bear

a heavy weight to carry

you carry it alone

am i strong enough?

the weight doubles, then triples

feels like the weight of the world

my shoulders are frail

i cannot do this alone

i fall before the throne of grace

weary in spirit and thought

god lifts my burdens

then lifts me

he carries us both

a weight that he can bear

in the arms of mercy i rest

you need not bear your burdens, alone

Counting My Change

Changed man

Changed plan

A new heart of understanding

Let go of the lifestyle demanding

So much of my feet and hands

Turning my life over to God’s hands

Developing a new sense of being

By faith I am believing and seeing

Testifying about a life change

Ignoring the skeptics who see this as strange

Straight talk

Straight walk

A witness to mercy and grace

Living for a purpose in my rightful place

Love Storm

Your love thunders in my spirit

and rains over my soul

I am soaked with mercy and grace

Cleansing me through and through

I dance in the puddles

Splashing joy all about me

As the lightening crashes in my heart

And the thunder of your love continues

to shake my spirit

With a humble voice of praise

I’m singing in the reign

“Grace cannot be confused with righteousness. Grace is receiving what we do not deserve; mercy is not receiving what we do deserve. Righteousness, on the other hand, includes what most of us would consider difficult matters, such as punishment, correction and judgment. It also includes what most of us would consider positive matters, such as the fruit of the Spirit.”
― Francis Frangipane