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Mirrors

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , on September 5, 2017 by Stephen Hare

Transcendent Life without end

sent to free us from our sin

that those beneath might live above

with Him who offers boundless love

 

Salvation’s Light in darkness shined

that those who “see” might be made blind

The blind thereby receive their sight

native-born now to the Light

 

Light of truth broke chains that held

by lies enslaved; in darkness dwelled

now image bearers of the Son;

now mirrors of the Risen One

 

Stephen Hare © 12-9-2012

 

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Hidden From View

Posted in Poetry on July 14, 2017 by Stephen Hare

Glimmer of the light within

Veiled by the lure of sin

Heart, the reflector of the soul;

Forged by trial and faith’s affliction

Driven by the staff of God

Rod by which the lambs are proved

Through the fire and wilderness deep

Leads the Shepherd of the sheep

Hardness by redeeming love,

Annealed by the Master’s plan

By the Spirit’s will and reaping

Affections garnered for the King

Perception of our transformation

Hindered by our earthly frame

Until by grace through faith we see

We appear the same

Nonetheless, the finished work

Through wooden cross; unearthly force

Even through our pain and sorrows

Grace within to stay the course

Entrance through the narrow gate;

The path before, strewn with light

The word that guides through deepest valleys

Illuminates the darkest night

Through the glass darkly, now we see

Only then, face to face

Then shall we know, as we are known

When at last we complete our race

Mystery of the new creation

Glory emerging from the clay

In wisdom hidden from our view

Revealed on the final day

wrought by Stephen Hare
Copyright ©6/26/17

Heaven’s Tear

Posted in Poetry with tags , , on August 20, 2014 by Stephen Hare

The sword can never still the cry
that from the ground sought God’s ear
the blood of righteous Abel found
grace in the form of heaven’s tear

The blood of the martyrs finds its way
down into the sands that hold
the voice that time will never erase
recorded in the heart of God

Will then His judgment forever wait…
and what will heaven’s answer be?
While there is time, guilty come
with empty hands on bended knee.

Author: Stephen Hare
copyright © 8-19-2014

Author’s note: “Written with prayers for our brothers and sisters who are suffering and dying in Iraq for their faith in our Lord and their testimony written in blood.”

The Upward Call

Posted in Poetry with tags , , on September 3, 2013 by Stephen Hare

When my heart is done with sin

with purer eyes then to see

unwitting fool that I have been

not to recognize in me

the stamp of God upon my soul

by the Spirit, God’s holy seal

mystery of the ages, Christ in me revealed!

Now waiting not for greater grace,

as though He should twice die for me

same grace of old, I now lay hold,

the grace of Calvary

Oh to know Him in His risen power!

to be His friend in suffering…

conformed to Him in the likeness of death

His life for all to bring

Now my delight, the perfect law of God

answer to my thirsting soul

the Shepherds thoughts – now my own

after another I will not go

Obeying now the upward call

grain of wheat to soils embrace,

living to die, we die to live –

that we might see the Saviors face,

that we might see the Saviors face…

written by: Stephen D Hare

Copyright © 2002

 

Canvas of Dreams

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , on August 20, 2013 by Stephen Hare

 

 

Fire of God suspended in

 

The skies that by His hand were drawn

 

Voices of the birds that wake

 

Rejoicing at the break of dawn

 

 

Canvas of dreams spans the ‘scape,

 

as cloak of night descends to veil

 

The Bride that sleeps who soon will wake,

 

Her purpose soon God will reveal

 

 

Given all creation’s voice

 

How can you say that you can’t see?

 

You must decide, … and it’s your choice;

 

Where will you spend eternity?

 

 

Authored by; Stephen Hare

 

Copyright© 2005 All rights

 

Canvas of Dreams

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2013 by Stephen Hare

 

Blind-Faith

Fire of God suspended in

The skies that by His hand were drawn

Voices of the birds that wake

Rejoicing at the break of dawn

Canvas of dreams spans the ‘scape,

as cloak of night descends to veil

The Bride that sleeps who soon will wake,

Her purpose soon God will reveal

Given all creations voice

How can you say that you can’t see?

You must decide, … and it’s your choice;

Where will you spend eternity?

Authored by; Stephen Hare

Copyright© 2005 All rights

An Anthem To Freedom

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , on March 9, 2013 by Stephen Hare

Were you there when Jesus bled
Before the cross, in sins were dead
By your hand in Christ were led
On to victory

Now’s the day and now’s the hour
Stand with Christ and stand in power
He’s our Rock and strong High Tower
We’re free from slavery

So will you come and fight the fight
March in the day and not the night
We will send them all to flight
This will be our day

Free men march and free men die
And all proclaim our God on high
His glory fills the earth and sky
Come Lord soon we pray

In glorious majesty He reigns
He’s broken all our wretched chains
On Calvary He took our pains
And death has lost its sting

Now Jesus come and take your place
We lift our eyes, we see your face
Our enemies we now give chase
We serve our glorious King

No longer slaves and dead in sin
New life arises from within
We sing to you a glorious hymn
Of joy and victory

We have arisen from the dead
And follow you who died and bled
And rose victoriously and said
No more slavery

Come now my children, come and see
You once were chained but now are free
Free to live and reign with me
Its time to wield the sword

It’s the final day, the final hour
Rain down thy presence, a glorious shower
It’s not by might nor any power
But by My Spirit says the Lord

                                                                          Frank McEleny
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