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I Give My All
Long has the night been since when first we met,
A night that fills my memories with such grace
When I decided deep within my heart
To give my all to You in sweet embrace.
So much was said; it seemed that time stood still
As I bowed down to You and gave my all
Yet deep was calling unto greater depths,
Speaking softly of my destiny and call.
You asked so little of me way back then
I felt perhaps this love would merely die
But you kept beckoning with gentle words
And promised that this love would reach the sky.
My memory recalls Your gentle eyes
So tender, yet a fire burned within
The flames were reaching out and searing me
They seemed to purify me from dark sin.
Upon Your lips my name was pure joy
I felt You’d known me before this day
It seemed Your words were buried in my heart
‘With fear and wonder made’ was all they’d say.
Your hand stretched out to close around my own
And there I saw a sight that pained my soul
For there upon Your palms were scars so deep
It took me all my strength to keep control
You said to me, ‘They serve as a reminder,
So please don’t cry or ever pity Me,
They are what I did for you to buy your love
The nail wounds I bore on Calvary.
You held me close and drew me to Your side
And there I felt a deep and gaping hole
You said that that was where Your blood poured out
Salvation for all nations and their souls.
You showed me in that night Your love was true
And all You asked for in return was me
I wanted oh so much to give my all
But found the words were really quite empty.
So even though You entered in my heart
And lived with me from that night to this day
It was a long, long time before I knew
That this was not a game of childish play.
You searched for me when I had run from You
Your voice called out from in my broken heart
I couldn’t see how You could want me back
For I had surely torn Your love apart.
But you kept on pursuing me back then
And closed the gates of satan’s dark domain
You showed me once again the suffering
The blood upon Your hands, it still remained.
So there upon the ground, I bowed my knee
And cried out in despair for what I’d done
From up above the Heavens opened wide
And thundered out aloud, ‘Behold, My Son’.
I turned that day and fell into Your arms
And knew of Love’s forgiveness from that hold
You hushed my cry and took my spirit back
Welcomed me home into Your families fold.
So here today I stand and testify
Of Grace and Mercy that You gave to me
But more than this I’ve given You all my all
And in return You’ve truly set me free.
Sweet Jesus, I don’t have any silver or gold
In truth I do not have that much at all
But willingly I give You all I am
And promise to be ready when You call.