The Launch

Oh Lord, today we launch our child, for years You’ve loaned this gift from You

The joy he’s brought into our hearts, a blessing to our lives, it’s true

We launch him now into the world, You set his course upon Your word

You shaped his life from long ago, the gospel message he has heard

Years he’s spent within our nest, soaking in his parent’s best

A strong example we have been, to help him to forsake his sin

And be the man he longs to be, serving You eternally

Now he mounts upon the wing, to seek God’s will in everything

My son, we’re proud of you today, we’ve seen you walking in God’s ways

And now he goes to do Your will, his heart is what we have in view

Your Spirit leads and guides him there, to the place where he’ll serve You

Prepare the woman that You have, that he will know makes him complete

And godly wisdom let him bring, where at the gate he’ll take his seat

The launching pad is empty now, but at Your throne we humbly bow

To thank You for this awesome treat, to launch Your child here at Your feet

To impact others with Your word, and shape them with the truth we’ve heard

So now, we launch ourselves anew, together fly, our course is true

Walk with God in paths of light, showing others what is right

Cleanse our lives and use us Lord, touching lives beyond our reach

Drawing them into the fold, all the ones You bring we’ll teach

Serving all those You elect, infuse them with Your joy divine

Bearing with our frailties, one day with God we will dine

Your truth will guide our hearts to You, it always will, Your word is truth

It seeks us out in our distress, and changes all our Nos to Yes

You’ve made us all Your merry band, leading us by Your strong hand

To follow in the path You’ve set, to follow the God we can’t see yet

Our future is at Your command, be in Your glory, at Your right hand

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 29, 2017

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The Altar

The altar’s wide and open space, is filled with love and lots of grace

It’s open anytime to you, to seek God’s help to pull you through

For there is no judgment here, unload your doubt and all your fear

His voice, it bids us closer now, to be with Him, before Him bow

In His light we can see, our failings and who we should be

Cleansed by Him, we’ve come so far, He tells us who we really are

Warriors of the mighty King, to fight, we just begin to sing

Our praise will rise from me and you, restore our vision, clear our view

But victory is in His hand, our enemies will never stand

Before Him we surrender all, before Him all our kingdoms fall

Direct those seeking, where to fall, on their knees to give Him all

He’s so patient when we fuss, yet glorifies Himself through us

At the altar, here we learn, to seek Him daily, for Him yearn

To listen for His still, small voice, and in praise, we make some noise

Rely upon His mighty power, that moves in us this very hour

His will to do, His glory bring, He works His will in everything

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 23, 2017

On Heaven

One day soon from earth you’ll go, where you’ll be, I hope you know

Spend a moment now with me, to see the place I hope you see

You don’t want the other place, where pain and darkness fill the space

See the light that’s from above, filled and flowing with God’s love

Ought you should go there instead, make the choice inside your head

Free from sin, your eyes will rise, behold His glory in the skies

To see the One who loves you so, who gave His life so you could go

His home to share up in the sky, and one day learn the reason why

His love He chose to give us here, that freed us from the grip of fear

We don’t deserve to even see, what by His power we can be

His smiling face to us He shows, and all His grace on us bestows

We the angels do behold, hear our stories now unfold

What the angels see always, heaven functions as God says

Walking through the pearl gates, three each way they open face

God upon the throne up high, Jesus seated by His side

Holy, holy ’round the throne, praises go to You alone

Cherubim with wings that fly, while covered, lift Your name up high

And we, like Ezekiel, comprehend what words can’t tell

Dark forces now will spend their might, deceiving folks with their fake light

But their time is running down, with every soul that’s saved they frown

Serving God is our reward, with the chance to use our sword

We await the word of God, at His beckon call we nod

Accomplishing our given task, in His glory now we bask

God inhabits everything, all His people join to sing

Salvation’s song they loud proclaim, loudly singing Jesus’ name

How we were redeemed from sin, God sent His son to save us then

Celebrate the mystery of how the church has come to be

Free from sin we now will stand, in heaven holding Jesus’ hand

Rewards await for earthly loss, things we gave up for the boss

Introducing those we’ve brought, whom Jesus’ blood has fully bought

God has jobs for you and me, working in eternity

Wondrous things await us now, low before His throne we bow

Knowledge of the higher things, the mind of Christ to us now brings

God’s revealed plan now complete, what’s next? hold on to your seat

By Justin Ogden

http://www.TheWordInRhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright October 1, 2015

Your Life Song

For one who is struggling

My friend, I send this word to you, to give you strength and pull you through

Discouragement, it holds you tight, although I pull with all my might

You need a stronger hand than mine, not of this world, something divine

The help you need is in God’s word, God spoke it and you’ve also heard

It’s written here, inside this book, now all you need to do is look

And so I now encourage you, to trust in God, His word is true

Though life is full of hurt, dismay, we’re looking for a better day

We point our souls up to the sky, where we will never ask, But Why

Our brief experience on this sod, prepares us for our life with God

So here and now, are sufferings, trials, but your reward be glory, smiles

So may these words, both true, divine, free you from the ties that bind

And may the song He’s put in you, carry you your whole life through

Continue the fight, trust God’s Son, He’ll lead you through till the victory’s won

Watch Him work your whole life long, you’ll praise Him through your own Life Song

By Justin Ogden
http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.comjustwords@videomemoriespro.com Copyright August 3, 2017