Black Poetry : THE LOVE OF GOD

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  1. Ms Drea

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    I WAS BLIND AND YOU MADE ME SEE

    I WAS LOST AND YOU FOUND ME

    I WAS CONFUSED IN SUCH A WAY

    I WAS IN PAIN BUT YOU MADE IT GO AWAY

    YOU TOOK A BOY INTO YOUR GRACIOUS HAND

    YOU MADE HIM INTO A MAN

    YOU TOLD ME TO PRAY AND ALL WOULD BE MINE

    YOU ANSWERED EVERY PRAYER, EVERY TIME

    YOU GAVE LIFE WHEN I SEARCHED FOR DEATH

    YOU MADE ME CARE FOR MORE THAN SELF

    YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD FATHER AND A TRUE FRIEND

    YOU'VE BEEN WITH ME THROUGH THICK AND THIN

    YOU'VE BEEN MY STRENGTH IN MY WEAKEST HOUR

    MY GREATEST HOPE AND MY HIGHEST POWER

    I CALLED AND YOU HEARD MY CRY

    AND TO THE WORLD I'M HERE TO TESTIFY

    FOR I AM NOTHING IN THIS EVIL PLACE

    NOTHING WITHOUT YOUR DIVINE GRACE

    FROM THE OUTSIDE I MAY SEEM HARD

    BUT I'M NOTHING WITHOUT THE LOVE OF GOD.

    JOHN A. JONES
    (1953-2000)​
     
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    Amen sister Amen
     
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    Ut-oh ...look at MsD ...doing her thing :D
    Needless to say, I can testify to every word, well said sis, awesome piece. Thanks for sharing this, we need to be reminded often!!
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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    Beautiful poem with inspiration and yet comforting as well. I like the light airiness to it yet still saying something profound. Enjoyable read. I almost want to frame it and place it on a table top in my home somewhere! If it were for sale, with those words, I would've purchased it.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!

    THE LOVE OF GOD...That's it



    Ms Drea,

    Quite a testimony, tc my sister friend.

     
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    Keep the lamp lit.

    Praise God.
     
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