Salvation Baby

My sister Janice is writing poems to go into my Bizarre Christmas Bible Story book for 2018. I LOVE this salvation poem…

How Can I Get to Heaven?

Does it take a village?
Does it take an offering?
Does it take good deeds
like food given to the poor?

Does it take religion?
Does it cost a fortune?
Does it call for auras,
yoga poses on the floor?

You could never do it.
You cannot achieve it.
All it takes is one small sin
to block you from the Gate.

All the good you’re doing
will not gain you entrance.
God demands perfection.
Do not fear, it’s not too late.

Baby in a manger,
in Bethlehem, a stranger,
came to life on earth
so that for you He could die.

He, the perfect Savior,
is your substitution.
He came down to this earth
to raise you up on High.

John 3:16

Janice Cooley Jones

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A Cooley Hymn

0964862-R1-E039-1Those of you who know me know of my phenomenal musical talent.

I have none.

So, this poem was written by my sister Janice, music written and performed by my brother David, posted by me. The picture above I had made from a slide of David and Janice when my parents were missionaries in France in the early 50s. They are old now.

 

 

STAND FAST

4/4, 102 bpm, D                                                                                    Words: Janice Cooley Jones

Music: Dave Cooley

D                                       F#

Make sure of your footing, while loved ones are slipping.

G                              D                  A
While grasping at sin, they scoff at your stand.
D                                        F#
They’ve had godly learning; they’ve had the equipping.

G                                   D           A
Now shunning the power, they label it bland.
Chorus:

G                             D
Pray. Dig your roots deeper;

G                                 D
Watch God make you stronger.

G                   D                        G                 A       A
Trust Him and serve Him; your faith He’ll expand.
D                               F#

They deny God is loving, and run from His mercy.
G                                     D                    A
They dishonor His word as they break His commands

D                                          F#
World’s pleasures are fleeting.  God knows how much longer

G                                              D                   A
They’ll struggle. When humbled, they’ll reach for His hand.
                              Chorus

 

Bridge:

G                                               D

Lord, give them perspective, while opposing and provoking,
G                                                   D                           A

Lord, give them perspective-while they chase the world’s charms,

G                                                     D

Lord, give them perspective-while they’re fighting your pleading
G                                            D             A
They’re not making progress, they’re sinking in sand.
G                             D
Pray. Dig your roots deeper;

G                                  D
Watch God make you stronger.

G                   D                        A      G        D
Trust Him and serve Him; your faith He’ll expand.

 

G                   D                        A      G        D
Trust Him and serve Him; your faith He’ll expand.